Christmas Rocking Horse

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Project by MC posted 12-08-2015 10:22 PM 894 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the second rocking horse I have made using plans from Family Traditions only I used 8/4 instead of 3/4 as specified. Will deliver before Christmas with my Santa hat on.

Horse and rockers are Ash, trim and saddle are Mahogany, and the mane and tail pieces are Cherry.

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#1 posted 12-08-2015 10:37 PM

This is a great little rocking horse. Congratulations.

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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#2 posted 12-08-2015 10:45 PM

It looks much better with the larger wood. Good job -

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#3 posted 12-08-2015 10:51 PM

Very nice job!!!
The thicker wood really does set it off.
I’ve built 3 of these back about 1985 and to this day they were the funnest to build.
I just wish I would have thought to use the thicker lumber.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#4 posted 12-08-2015 10:56 PM

What a great Horse!
I love the ears.
I’m sure it will be received very well.

-- Chem, Central California

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#5 posted 12-09-2015 12:43 AM

That’s a great looking rocking horse! I’m sure the youngster who gets this will love it!

-- Dean

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#6 posted 12-09-2015 09:24 AM

It’s realy detailed and realistic looking horse! Dark type of wood realy point out horse accessories.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 12-09-2015 05:17 PM

Your definitely going to be making a child thrilled with that horse. I agree the 8/4 really works better for your horse and the your wood selection was perfect.

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#8 posted 01-31-2016 01:59 PM

Beautiful. I may have to look up that pattern and follow your lead with the 8/4. It REALLY sets it off

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