My first rocking giraffe....white pine and oak, and leather

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Project by RevT posted 05-14-2015 02:51 PM 1052 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to make my Grandson something special for his second birthday. I think this turned out a lot better than I expected. Started with a template pattern, put it together, got out the 4.5” angle grinder, and started carving. Hand painted with leather “hair plugs, and a rope and leather tail.

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#1 posted 05-14-2015 03:00 PM

Very Nice

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#2 posted 05-14-2015 03:09 PM

Looks like the perfect gift!

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#3 posted 05-14-2015 03:56 PM

Great job. If my daughter was younger she would be want this.

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#4 posted 05-14-2015 04:24 PM

Very nice work!

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#5 posted 05-14-2015 04:36 PM

Well done.

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#6 posted 05-14-2015 05:03 PM

This is great! Your grandson looks absolutely delighted! Thanks for sharing and welcome to LJs.


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#7 posted 05-14-2015 09:39 PM

How cool is that, smile says it all.

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#8 posted 05-14-2015 11:05 PM

I am now officially jealous. Great idea and I am sure the grandson is riding high.

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#9 posted 05-15-2015 01:32 AM

AWWWE! I want one! That turned out great, RevT! Thanks for sharing and welcome to LumberJocks!

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#10 posted 05-15-2015 11:20 AM

Thank you all so much for the I said I took the basic pattern templates. ..put them together. ..stood back, then started carving I used my palm router for some of it and I made the eyes from a wood egg that I cut in half on the bandsaw then carved the eyelids. Lot of work but it was worth it to see him climb on and go Weeeeeeeeee!

My next rocker will be a Indian Pinto Pony with a University of Michigan . For my Michigan grandson who lives in Alabama.

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#11 posted 05-15-2015 11:57 AM

This is a beautiful piece and will be a wonderful conversation piece and heirloom as well.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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