Adams Rocking horse

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Project by ddmau posted 02-08-2017 09:01 PM 1224 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Adams 1st birthday gift. Horse body is made out of Sapelli, saddle is black walnut and the rest is white maple.

The plans that I purchased were excellent providing a lot of advice and jig creation.
Here is the link on the Woodcraft web site for the plans.

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#1 posted 02-08-2017 09:18 PM

Very nice! You did a great job. These projects are what wood working is all about!

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#2 posted 02-08-2017 10:01 PM

Very nice!
I build this same model about 14 years ago, for my nephew’s first Christmas, and it just keeps getting prettier.
That little fella looks very proud of his new horse.
An heirloom for sure.
Thanks for sharing it with us.

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#3 posted 02-09-2017 12:06 AM

Cool horse. Cute kid too. U know that’s how John Wayne got his start…

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#4 posted 02-09-2017 01:01 AM

I’m in my 30’s and I want one of those! Lucky kid!!

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#5 posted 02-09-2017 01:01 AM

Nice job!!!
That one fast horse he’s got there but looks like he’s up to the task. lol

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#6 posted 02-09-2017 02:20 AM

Too cute! I bet that horse will cover many miles as the rider looks ready to go!

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#7 posted 02-09-2017 09:22 AM

One thing you could add is a small detachable platform for his feet till he gets a tad bigger.
Love the different choices of wood to set it off.

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#8 posted 02-09-2017 11:52 AM

Looks like a happy cowboy. Nice work that I am sure will be a family heirloom.

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#9 posted 02-09-2017 02:40 PM

Love that little wrangler and a that wonderful rocker too.

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#10 posted 02-09-2017 03:16 PM

That is cute (the horse)... A few more pickies and instructions would not put the build effort to shame.

If you hadn’t “progress snapped”.. make another one for the next grandkid and record it, please…

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#11 posted 02-09-2017 03:32 PM

Unfortunately I did not take step by step pictures. I purchased the plans from Woodcraft and they were excellent. There are a few interesting jigs required in tapering the legs to the body but they were well explained.
Here is a link to the plans.

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#12 posted 02-09-2017 04:44 PM

realy great

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#13 posted 02-09-2017 07:12 PM

This is a wonderful rocking horse. If you don’t believe me just look at Adam’s face. When he’s grown up that rocking horse will be a fine family heirloom. Ride him, cowboy!

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#14 posted 02-09-2017 07:19 PM

Now there’s a happy broncobuster! The only thing better than the work you did is the look on his face :) Super!

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#15 posted 02-10-2017 01:37 PM

Hi…. Give (allow) to drive….....

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