Rocking Horse #8: Final Assembly in Progress

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Blog entry by MC posted 07-07-2012 11:07 PM 1877 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 7: The details take more time. Part 8 of Rocking Horse series Part 9: Final Assembly »

I made some progress today. I finished shaping the saddle, made the handles and sanded the horse body and legs as well as parts for the rocker. After sanding I put together the horse and rockers but I have not attached the horse to the rockers yet. I only have a few more items to finish; the trim pieces for the mane and tail and the eyes.

Time to start thinking about how I am going to finish the project when complete. I am debating between BLO followed by a wipe on Polyurethane or just going with the Poly. I will finish some test pieces this week to see which I like better or if a need a plan C.

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#1 posted 07-07-2012 11:31 PM

Looking good! A durable finish will be a good idea.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#2 posted 07-08-2012 10:39 PM

Nice rocking horse!!

All the rockers I have made were finished with water based poly. Figured it was the safest of all the finishes.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 07-26-2012 05:57 AM

After polish it must be a nice rocking horse!!!

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#4 posted 11-16-2012 06:18 AM

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