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Project by Grapevine posted 10-31-2008 01:39 AM 3549 views 6 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was and still is one of my favorite projects, the 2X4 Guy would be proud, as I constructed the horse from 2X lumber. It is especially pleasing when you take a square piece and mold it on an inflatable drum sander, watching it take its final shape. The finish was an experience as well, I used a coat of hide glue over the base coat, and then when the latex coat is applied it crackles up. My little ones love it!

I’m having trouble figuring out how to link in photo bucket (working on it for over an hour before I gave up) but when I do I will post the assembly process.

-- Jeff - Grapevine, Texas - Tight budget = creativity, resourcefulness and a clean scrap bin...

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#1 posted 10-31-2008 01:44 AM

Wow that is really nice. Great work.

-- so much to learn and so little time.

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#2 posted 10-31-2008 02:02 AM

That’s a nice “ride”. I bet it’s got some substantial weight.

I have troubles remembering how to add pics too, but there’s an icon above the porting area that let’s you link to your other pics.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#3 posted 10-31-2008 03:06 AM

It looks great. I made a rocking horse for my sons when they were young, but due to constant moving, it didn’t survive. Looks like yours will be around for a long time.

To upload pics from photobucket, you need to select and copy the “direct link” url. When posting the photo here, click on the insert image link which is the 4th icon to the right. A pop-up window will appear and past the photo URL in the pop-up block. Click ok, ok, ok and then click the preview icon on the upper right corner of the post block. You should see your photo. If you have a pop-up blocker activated, you will not see the pop-up.

I once knew where to find a post that described this in detail, but once I learned how to insert photos, I lost track of where it is at. I hope this helps.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#4 posted 10-31-2008 03:31 AM

I like it… good personality on the horse face

welcome to lj’s

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#5 posted 10-31-2008 05:23 AM

This is the coolest rocking horse I have ever seen. I love the personality it presents. I don’t know a kid who wouldn’t want to jump on that thing a ride. Thanks for posting it.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#6 posted 10-31-2008 01:14 PM

and coming around the back corner is … :)
This is great!

for the photos (adding to what is posted above) the end result is the location address with exclamation marks at either end. So it would be ! http:address ! (no spaces between the address and the ! !)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#7 posted 10-31-2008 11:48 PM

Fun and whimsical…wish I were a kid again. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#8 posted 11-01-2008 12:00 AM

wouldn’t it be fun to have a “herd” of these ponies and have a race? I can picture Odie on one heading for the finish line!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#9 posted 11-13-2008 06:02 AM

Just love the caricature of the horse! Way to go!

-- Michael, Fort Worth, TX. "I wood if I could!"

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#10 posted 08-21-2010 01:58 PM

I like Krackles, he’s cute. You are very creative and I can easily understand why your little ones love him.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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