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I like making rocking horses, this is Bobbi a customer’s horse one of 5 or 6 I have made. She is made from recycled Mahogany on a recycled Oak stand. She has a memory box in her chest.

-- If at first you do succeed try not to look surprised





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briar

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#1 posted 10-17-2014 09:42 PM

Excellent!! I like the idea of naming your sculptures when they are made to look like living creatures. This appears to be very fine work.

=bob=

-- Buildin' America

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jollygreengiant

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#2 posted 10-17-2014 09:44 PM

Thanks Bob. If the customer has a name in mind then we go with that, if not my wife gets to name them. Amongst others so far we have had a Mr Pickwick a Mr Darcy and Sultan

-- If at first you do succeed try not to look surprised

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briar

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#3 posted 10-17-2014 09:49 PM

I used to make angels for gifts and ‘thank you’ presents. I found them to all get names by the ones who received them. I guess that means something but not sure. Again nice work and welcome.

=bob=

-- Buildin' America

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timbertailor

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#4 posted 10-18-2014 12:56 AM

It never ceases to amaze me, how many talented artists we have on Lj’s.

Beautiful work.

Could you give us some dimensions? It looks big to me.

-- Brad, Texas, https://www.youtube.com/user/tonkatoytruck/feed

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HillbillyShooter

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#5 posted 10-18-2014 03:41 AM

Outstanding design and craftsmanship! Also, great photography.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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ralbuck

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#6 posted 10-18-2014 04:17 AM

A work of art; too nice to be played with!

Way too many hours in that construction, for me to do that kind of rocking horses!

Great Job!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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BobWemm

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#7 posted 10-18-2014 05:15 AM

Bobbi is a wonderful creation, truly artistic, and a credit to you.
Congratulations on a great result.
I wish I had the skill to make one.
Thank you for sharing Bobbi with us.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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david38

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#8 posted 10-18-2014 01:46 PM

beautiful

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nitewalker41

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#9 posted 10-18-2014 02:15 PM

For sure a really nice piece of workmanship:-)

-- "older I get, the more fun I have"

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a1Jim

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#10 posted 10-18-2014 02:48 PM

A classic rocking horse,beautiful work .

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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jim65

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#11 posted 10-18-2014 03:54 PM

Excellent, wonderful work! beautiful horse!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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lightweightladylefty

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#12 posted 10-19-2014 02:10 AM

Rocking horse sounds rather inadequate. Fine artistic wooden sculpture sounds a little closer. ;-)

What do you use for the mane and tail?

And I thought my husband’s rocking horse was pretty special . . .

Thanks for sharing your masterpiece.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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CFrye

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#13 posted 10-19-2014 08:17 AM

Bobbi is a beautiful carving/sculpture! Could you please show/tell more about the memory box? Welcome to lumberjocks! Thanks for shring.

-- God bless, Candy

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helluvawreck

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#14 posted 10-19-2014 03:06 PM

This is a beautiful piece of work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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NormG

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#15 posted 10-19-2014 07:13 PM

Very creative, looks very accurate and well made

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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