rocking horse

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Project by sval229 posted 05-29-2009 04:01 AM 1756 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m recovering from rotator cuff surgery so I finally have time to post a few of my earlier projects. I’ll be out of the shop for a few more months and this is how I get my necessary woodworking fix.
Here’s a rocking horse I made for my son a while ago. Yeah … I know. I’m 59 … but he’s SOOOOOO cute we just HAVE TO adopt him. My daughter wants one for my granddaughter (the horse … not the child.) but she wants one with a mane. Horse is red oak and is finished with shellac. The leg braces/foot supports were added as an afterthought and it took a little trial & error to get the compound miters right. Just made it more interesting. My wife was tossing out an embossed leather pocketbook so I “rescued” it from the trash can and used it to line the seat. (Now she bags & ties up all the garbage.)

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#1 posted 05-29-2009 04:33 AM

Nice Job!

I really like the stretcher/stirrup idea.

And yes, he IS cute!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 05-29-2009 04:40 AM

Nice Job Keep Recycling

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#3 posted 05-29-2009 06:07 AM

Nice job, keep up the good work!

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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#4 posted 05-29-2009 06:11 AM

This is a wonderful rocking horse and it looks like your little guy loves it.good job

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#5 posted 05-29-2009 08:32 AM

Nice rocking horse, made me think I should have salvaged the saddle I put a few thousand miles on from my dad’s farm sale. I could put it on a rocking chair for myself. I suppose the wife might object?? :-((

You must be about 2 months out of OR. Been there, done that, it’s works well :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 05-29-2009 06:07 PM

As long as the little one is happy, that’s what counts. Nice horsey.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#7 posted 05-29-2009 06:47 PM

Great project.

I really need to get going on one for my grand son.

Very cool…........

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

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#8 posted 11-16-2009 05:45 PM

good job. I bet the baby loves it.

-- hardwood, South Carolina,

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