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Sarah's rocking horse

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Project by Dale posted 08-03-2010 09:28 PM 1892 views 6 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this rocker for my granddaughter Sarah, The body is black walnut with curly maple accents/inlays. the rockers are ash. Was a fun project. Thanks for looking.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.





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majuvla

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#1 posted 08-03-2010 09:30 PM

The best rocker horse I’ve ever seen.Walnut and maple looks great.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 08-03-2010 09:39 PM

Excellent rocking horse! The hair is a nice touch, too.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Will Stokes

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#3 posted 08-04-2010 12:27 AM

Wonderful job. I agree, best rocking horse I’ve ever seen.

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pawpawsteve

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#4 posted 08-04-2010 01:25 AM

Lucky granddaughter . Splendid horse. I think you just created a family heirloom.

-- Steve ... determined to die working and believing that God is good!

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#5 posted 08-04-2010 06:16 AM

Dale,

And I always thought the rocking horse my husband made was the nicest ever. I’m glad I don’t have to judge because I could have some difficulty showing my family loyalty! The walnut and maple are just exquisite. Thanks for posting.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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Mary Anne

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#6 posted 08-04-2010 06:20 AM

Lucky Sarah! That is niiiiiice!
What is the mane and tail material?

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Rick S.

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#7 posted 08-04-2010 08:23 AM

Beautiful Horse. Looks nice and Sturdy. This will become a Family Heirloom, Me Thinks!!

-- It is not necessary for Some People to turn OFF the LIGHT to be IN the DARK!

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Dale

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#8 posted 08-04-2010 07:49 PM

Thanks for the kind words folks. L/W your husbands rocking horse is great, I like the sculptured head and legs. Mary Anne, the mane and tail is macrame brushed out, that takes some time.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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Mary Anne

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#9 posted 08-04-2010 11:47 PM

Thanks for the info on the mane and tail, Dale. It looks great; one of the most realistic I’ve seen. I’m going to have to find a kid to befriend so I have an excuse to make a rocking horse. I sure put a lot of miles on mine when I was a little girl. I’ll bet this one will take Sarah on many fabulous adventures.

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wiswood2

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#10 posted 08-07-2010 12:50 AM

great job Dale.
Chuck

-- Chuck, wiswood2 www.wisconsinwoodchuck.com

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#11 posted 08-07-2010 03:49 PM

excellent workmanship my friend, I know your family is pleased with that.

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bake

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#12 posted 11-07-2010 06:20 AM

very cute!

-- I love the smell of Home Depot in the morning, it smells like.......carpentry. Bake, Bar Lazy U Woodworks, Lehi,UT.

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#13 posted 11-07-2010 06:45 AM

This is a great rocking horse

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vanzemaljac

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#14 posted 01-31-2011 09:51 PM

Wonderful job

-- Lathe and my imagination will do everything to realize my dreams...Vanzemaljac

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#15 posted 12-29-2011 05:56 AM

Very nice rocking horse. Did you use a plan?

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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