My Little Horse 2

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Project by Huckleberry posted 2088 days ago 1121 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a Christmas present for my little niece. Made this beauty out of walnut with Honduras mahogany inlay. This one has the custom rockers that my last rocking horse had. This one has a strip of maple running in the center of the rocker. This is going to make one heck of a gift.

-- I cut it twice and the damn thing is still too short!@#$%

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#1 posted 2088 days ago

Wow, there will be a lifetime of fond memories created on this jewel. Thanks for sharing.

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

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#2 posted 2088 days ago

Absolutely stunning. I am building one from a plan for my boys this Christmas. I am hoping to get it done. They know I am building it, but have no idea that I think I will be finished for Christmas morning. Santa may have a late night or two in the shop between now and then.

One question, did you bevel the bottom of the feet so they would sit flat on the cross-pieces? If not, do you mind sharing either here or in a private message how you treated the bottom of the feet?

Keep up the great work. I love those rockers.

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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#3 posted 2088 days ago

Rob all I do is cut the feet a little long say at the most a 1/2” on all of them. I then position the horse as I want it to set on the stretchers. I scribe the feet the 1/4” up and then I use my cross cut sled on my table saw and try my best to line up my scribes, shim it the best that I can and cut it off. Once everything looks good and level I use a random orbit sander and chamfer the feet slightly just for a shadow. The first horse I made I used plans that I bought and added the bent lamination rockers and had to learn the rest the hard way. I hope that you get yours done in time and if there is anymore questions I will try and help you if I can.

-- I cut it twice and the damn thing is still too short!@#$%

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#4 posted 2088 days ago

You are right about that. Great gift, she’s a real beauty. A lot of work and love went into that. Fabulous for years!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#5 posted 2088 days ago

This is beautiful! My little girl rides hers like a true cowgirl. Has a kid ever rocked too far forward on these rockers? It looks like it could tip forward if somebody got a little too vigorous. I wish the one I made her were this beautiful.

-- Paul, Wildwood, MO; (Ps 145: 1-2)

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#6 posted 2088 days ago

That’s a real nice one.

-- Gary, Florida.

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#7 posted 2088 days ago

Nice Horse She will Love It

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#8 posted 2087 days ago


-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#9 posted 2087 days ago

Great detail & shape Huck.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 2087 days ago

Thats a really awesome horse. I bet she will love it.

-- Steve-o

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