My grandfathers rocking horse

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Project by whsewardiv posted 06-12-2015 02:08 PM 790 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My grandfather passed away last year over the years he made these rocking horses for family and friends as children were born both my brother and sister we have ours which we are passed down to our children they last forever and there a lot of fun. now that he’s gone I have an inherited all of his templates and plans. So now I am continuing what he started

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#1 posted 06-12-2015 09:23 PM

Nice horse; have fun! They are fun to make! It will be a thrill to see the little kid’s eyes light up and them make a run for your horse!

I make horses that probably started from the same original plans. I see he added the detent at the rocker ends also—was not on my original plan; but, I did put it on the first one anyway.

I also put a center—1 by 4—across to make getting on and off easier.

I have made 60+ and seem to learn and modify every one a little somewhere!

Nice horses! They do stand up well. They are fun to build. I test rode every one I ever made!
I even made a rocking elephant for a customer.

-- just rjR

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#2 posted 06-12-2015 10:13 PM

I went by his templates, I thing the center crossmember is a good idea I’ll add it to my next one

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#3 posted 06-13-2015 04:12 PM

That’s a beautiful rocking horse and will be a fine family heir loom. Since your Grandfather made the templates you must cherish it very much. I’m sorry that you lost him so recently. Thanks for posting and welcome to Lumberjocks.

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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