Childs Rocking Horse

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Project by TheWoodfather posted 09-04-2014 01:41 PM 1160 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve spent the better part of the last three months renovating my garage into a workshop. As such, I’ve had just about zero free time to work on any projects. Any time I had, I used to put this Rocking Horse together for a friend of mine who just had her first child.

It was all cut out on the scrollsaw, then glued up. Most pieces had to be jigsawed, scrolled, glued, flush routed, sanded, and then stained. Really it can be done in a few days but I think it was almost a six week project!

I've a little more about it here on my website.
There are also a lot more photos up there as well.

It’s made from pine, with Tas Oak dowel for the pegs, eyes and handles.
As you can see, I have a LOT to learn about applying finishes. As much as I look at it and find fault, I know that when children play with it, they think it’s just perfect, so I’m cool with making mistakes. :-)

-- - A daddy that loves playing with his kiddies and his tools!

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#1 posted 09-04-2014 08:40 PM

Beautiful job.
It’s true what you said about finding fault in your own work.
This little child will have many happy hours rocking away and will only see a beautiful horse.
You did good!


-- Chem, Central California

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#2 posted 09-05-2014 02:19 AM

Good looking rockey horse.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#3 posted 09-05-2014 04:31 AM

The Lone Ranger rides again, great looking

-- Norman

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#4 posted 09-05-2014 05:47 AM

cheers guys, I can’t wait to make more, great fun.

-- - A daddy that loves playing with his kiddies and his tools!

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