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Project by Mustang67 posted 07-06-2014 03:30 AM 795 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Found this rocking horse sitting in my driveway one afternoon. No idea where it came from at the time. A neighbor came by later that night and told me he had bought it but the rail was broken. His grand daughter rode it, but it tipped because of the rail. He asked if I could fix it. It was cracked in several other places, so I had replace it.

It’s made from 2 by 8 pine. I don’t have a band saw, so I used a jig saw to cut it to rough shape, and sanded the fine 1/8 inch or so. Then finished with golden oak stain and amber shellac. The color wasn’t perfect, but close. Then painted on the design to match. Finally I covered the design with a spray on clear coat to protect the acrylic paint.

I’m told the grand daughter was excited to have it back.





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CFrye

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#1 posted 07-06-2014 11:45 AM

Nice save there, Mustang!

-- God bless, Candy

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GrandpaLen

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#2 posted 07-06-2014 01:36 PM

Good for you!!

Evidently your woodworking prowess is well known in the local kingdom.
Who knows what may show up on your doorstep/driveway, once this word gets out??

Best Regards. – Grandpa Len
Work Safely and have Fun

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#3 posted 07-06-2014 03:33 PM

great job and save , Mustang she’ll be happy to see her horse again

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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Grumpymike

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#4 posted 07-06-2014 07:21 PM

Kudo’s on your attention to the grain direction … The previous woodworker missed it by the looks of the break.
Great save …

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#5 posted 07-06-2014 08:43 PM

Damn fine work!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#6 posted 07-06-2014 09:07 PM

Your a good man Charlie Brown, random acts of kindness may just save the world

-- David, Norwood Mass, xraydav@aol.com

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Mustang67

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#7 posted 07-08-2014 03:05 AM

Thanks all. I’ll have to watch out for that rep Grandpa.

The original woodwork did a beautiful job with the horse, but the rail that broke didn’t have the grain running as straight as the rest, and it did look pretty old. I did try to keep the grain running parallel through the curve. Thanks for noticing. The girl’s Grandpa wanted me to make it work so his Grand daughter could ride it. I thought it was cool, so I wanted to make it look as much like the original as I could. —And I like that it would make a child happy.

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