First Rocking Horse

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Project by tonycr28 posted 10-30-2009 12:14 PM 1431 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first time trying to make a rocking horse. It was my first project. As you can tell there are some issues with it, but it worked. I learned alot about woodworking from this. One thing was I didn’t have half the tools I needed to make something. It was a Christmas gift for a nephew a few years ago and is still together today.

-- Tony, Pliny,WV "Never do a wrong thing to make a friend or keep one."- Robert E. Lee

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#1 posted 10-30-2009 12:23 PM

I will bet that your nephew never had any issues with it!

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#2 posted 10-30-2009 03:58 PM

Wow, nice rocking horse!!

I really like the mane and tail.

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

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#3 posted 10-30-2009 05:33 PM

fun and cool

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 10-31-2009 12:19 AM

Must be a guy thing,,, I liked the stained one better myself, great job,, but,,,L.O.L. always a but in there, courious as what you used for the hair {mane and tail} Looks really silky, nice effect I really liked that. One suggestion that I thought of when I saw it, maybe not so much on the painted one but you know kids and as time goes by screws work loose and sharp edges with cut fingers, plus my grandkids would see the screws and say oooohhh get a knife and lets take these screws out and see what happens. L.O.L. Did you think about maybe drilling and glueing some dowel rods to fasten it together? Or maybe counter sinking the screws and filling with maybe wood putty or something, then seal? Other than that and just a suggestion, I thought they looked great. Keep up with the post you have me courious as to whats next.

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#5 posted 11-02-2009 05:40 PM

I appreciate the suggestions GaryBuck. I’m learning a lot from this site already to help me produce better work. I couldn’t remember without looking at the 3rd horse if I had started covering the screws or not. I didn’t. I did start fastening the seat in a different manner by using two screws and glue instead four screws right in the seat. For the material on the mane, I went to Walmart in the material section and found all kinds of different colored fringe. It is kind of a polyester/cotton fringe just layered on for the mane. I think on my next rocker I will use either dowels or cover the screw holes.

-- Tony, Pliny,WV "Never do a wrong thing to make a friend or keep one."- Robert E. Lee

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