Rocking horse

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Project by dougmk posted 12-18-2014 04:52 PM 1357 views 5 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First project post built for first grandchild. I purchased a pattern and made a few alterations to it. The main body is two pieces of 1 1/2 birch glued together, the legs are also birch. The mane, tail, saddle and bridle are walnut and the rocking base is white oak. The legs are attached with dowels going through the body ad then locked in place with pocket screws.

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#1 posted 12-18-2014 06:40 PM

VERY COOL! Can I have one too??? I’m not too old am I? :)

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#2 posted 12-18-2014 09:07 PM

nice build.

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#3 posted 12-18-2014 10:14 PM

Best looking rocking horse I’ve seen in awhile. Where did you get the plan?

-- Ben in Va

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#4 posted 12-18-2014 10:17 PM

Good job Grandpa!

-- I always knew I would grow old, But I expected it to take longer!

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#5 posted 12-18-2014 11:01 PM

Excellent build. Those grand babies are truly grand. Thanks for posting.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#6 posted 12-19-2014 01:22 AM

Very nice build; lucky grandchild.

-- Gary, Florida

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#7 posted 12-19-2014 02:24 AM

Thanks for kind words.
Nick, here is the link to the plan. I was able to download and print the plans no problem, but I believe there’s instructions to make sure the printer is set at 100%. E-mail me if you have any questions on the modifications I made.


Best looking rocking horse I ve seen in awhile. Where did you get the plan?

- Nik

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#8 posted 12-19-2014 02:42 AM


The way I see it, you start out on a rocking horse and end up in a rocking chair. Enjoy the horse as long as you can.

VERY COOL! Can I have one too??? I m not too old am I? :)

- mmh

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#9 posted 12-19-2014 02:54 AM

Great build!

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

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#10 posted 12-19-2014 05:15 AM

Very Nice, You built it to last for great great great grand kids….

-- What we do in life will Echo through Eternity........

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#11 posted 12-19-2014 10:07 PM

Thank you for the link grandpa!

-- Ben in Va

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#12 posted 12-21-2014 01:40 PM

A winning horse for sure.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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