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Rocking Horse for my Daughter

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Project by tomjboyle posted 06-25-2009 08:52 PM 1060 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This took me about 5 months of working on sporadic weekends due to working out of town. It is made from Walnut and finished with oil based stain and polyurethane. As a new woodworker I spent little time on the finish which resulted in polyurethane white marks so I am in the process of stripping the polyurethane off the wood. Besides that it came out great. I will try to get better pictures uploaded.

6/27/09
OK it took several hours but I finally stripped it and restained it. Really happy with how it turned out. I think I will not put the polyurethane on it. It feels great to be done and off to my next project, a chop saw station that I am going to use to practice my cabinetry skills.

Really appreciate everyone’s comments. This is a fantastic site. God Bless all.

-- "There are three types of people in the world, those who can count and those who can't"





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isetegija

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#1 posted 06-25-2009 09:26 PM

Even in the bad pictures I can see its a very well done project .

Thanks for sharing with us and welcome to Lumberjocks community.

-- Not my woodworking http://woodworkessence.com/

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SCOTSMAN

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#2 posted 06-25-2009 09:34 PM

That’s a very pretty little girl too daddy must be proud God bless you and your family oh and the horse looks like little girly fun too small for me though.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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ND2ELK

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#3 posted 06-26-2009 12:21 AM

That looks like one happy girl! I bet she did not care if there was some white marks. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#4 posted 06-26-2009 01:03 AM

New woodworker???

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huff

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#5 posted 06-26-2009 04:50 AM

Nothing is better then building something special for your daughter. Great job and I’m sure she will enjoy for years. ( and hopefully pass down to her son or daughter some day).

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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#6 posted 06-26-2009 04:07 PM

Yep, the smile says it is very well made dad. Could’nt be better. And I agree, you only gotta please the man in the mirror, and maybe a little girl.

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

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#7 posted 07-15-2009 10:30 PM

is this your own design or did you buy the plans?

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SCOTSMAN

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#8 posted 07-15-2009 10:56 PM

That smiling little face says it all well done daddy LOL I am a grandad now so will have to get a move on.You did a great job Kindest regards Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#9 posted 07-16-2009 02:44 AM

Great job Dad look at cute little face what a joy to make things for our kids

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#10 posted 07-16-2009 05:01 AM

Great Lookin Horse

-- Jim, Kentucky

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tomjboyle

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#11 posted 07-16-2009 05:18 AM

http://www.familytraditionwwp.com/Web_Studio_FTWP/Project_Plans.html

Thanks all for the kind comments. She still plays with horse and it was well worth all the work. Above is the link I used. The plans were pretty decent.

-- "There are three types of people in the world, those who can count and those who can't"

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HokieMojo

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#12 posted 07-16-2009 06:08 AM

thanks!

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