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Project by 67flh posted 02-18-2016 01:09 AM 731 views 4 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This was a fun first time project from which I learned a lot. This was built out of Aspen the next one will be Hard Maple.

-- Brad





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majuvla

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#1 posted 02-18-2016 07:38 AM

Beautiful rocking horse. I bet she will love it.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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becikeja

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#2 posted 02-18-2016 01:14 PM

That’s a sharp rocking horse,

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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helluvawreck

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#3 posted 02-18-2016 03:25 PM

Brad, you did a wonderful job on this. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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htl

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#4 posted 02-18-2016 05:08 PM

Very cute and nicely done.
There’s something special about building one their just so much fun.

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

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67flh

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#5 posted 02-18-2016 08:50 PM

Thank you all for your compliments!

-- Brad

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#6 posted 02-18-2016 11:58 PM

That is really cute and a lot of work.
Thanks for sharing.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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gfadvm

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#7 posted 02-19-2016 01:03 AM

Very nice job on this rocking horse. Rockler plans????

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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67flh

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#8 posted 02-20-2016 03:56 AM

Thanks! From ToymakingPlans.com, full sized plans sent to me by pdf after purchase.


Very nice job on this rocking horse. Rockler plans????

- gfadvm


-- Brad

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#9 posted 03-09-2016 10:10 AM

I’ve just started working on the same plans. Did you stick to the directions? I was wondering whether to use dowels to joint the legs to the body in addition to glue. I think that it might help it stand up better to rough treatment. I was thinking of adding them from the inside of the outer body parts. Use a temporary bond for stage 1 of joining the body parts, then glue the legs as per the instructions. After the glue has dried I could then carefully separate the outer body parts and fit dowels through to the legs so they will be hidden in the finished product.

And yours looks great by the way.

Regards
Rob.
Brisbane Australia

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