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Project by LesB posted 12-25-2008 11:50 PM 1170 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here is a rocking “dog” I made for a grandchild. The size is great for toddlers because they can keep their feet on the ground. It is made of cherry wood with a danish oil and wax finish.
I originally made one for my children (35 years ago) and was a bit more primitave with dowels for the handle and a painted finish. It has long since been lost. The dog head variation developed about 10 years ago for grandchildren who had a Labrador retriever for a pet.
The original plans were in Popular Mechanics magazine in about 1970.

-- Les B, Oregon





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FlowersAndTrees

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#1 posted 12-26-2008 02:52 AM

This looks like a fun weekend project, looks great! Love the wood grain.

-- Think of the solution, not the problem.

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Karson

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#2 posted 12-26-2008 02:58 AM

A great project and something to keep the grandkids happy.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#3 posted 12-26-2008 04:13 AM

Nice project. Should make some happy grandchildren.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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