Rocking Horse Chair

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Project by William posted 10-13-2010 04:11 AM 3131 views 5 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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KTMM (Krunkthemadman)

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#1 posted 10-13-2010 04:26 AM

That is most excellent. I think I may have to make one of these…..

-- Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes perfect. Vince Lombardi

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#2 posted 10-13-2010 04:42 AM

Put a small horn on it and say Lucky Charms had a baby! this one is cute! I like it.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#3 posted 10-13-2010 05:20 AM

i’ve never seen that before – sweet design – haha i bet whoever is getting it is going to love it!!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#4 posted 10-13-2010 05:30 AM

Nice job William.

-- Ray , Florence Alabama

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#5 posted 10-13-2010 06:26 AM

A great project William, I will need to build one of these in the future and have added it to my favorites list. Thanks for posting it.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#6 posted 10-13-2010 07:06 AM

that was fast William you came out with a new project
donĀ“t forget its a hobby , things take time to make and and something like this shuold take long time….....LOL

it looks great , someone is going to bee very happy :-)

take care

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#7 posted 10-13-2010 12:03 PM

I can’t believe how quickly you finished this one William! It is a another great project. You really do beautiful work!

Sheila :)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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Patti Zongker

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#8 posted 10-13-2010 01:57 PM

This is great very nice design…. I think my granddaughter would love this….

-- Follow your passion, and success will follow you.

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#9 posted 10-13-2010 02:11 PM

Great little rocking horsey. The kid is going to love it. they will love you for making it.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#10 posted 10-13-2010 02:43 PM

This looks like a great project. I see that it appears to have several duplicate parts, including the arms (inside and outside), rockers, seat sides, head sides, and manes (if they’re not part of the head sides). When I built Ian's Rocking Horse for my grandson, I first created a set of MDF patterns which I then used to lay out and pattern route the “real” parts. This looks like an ideal project for that approach, and I now have a new 4 month old granddaughter, so it’s on the “to do” list. Yours looks fabulous. Thanks for posting it.

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#11 posted 10-13-2010 03:12 PM

Sandy, I done a couple of projects using pretty much the same method as you’re referring to for duplicating parts. With all due respect, it may be for some people, to me though, it took the fun out of it. If I was building things like this for profit, I’d make templates for everything I cut. I do it for fun though and enjoy cutting each part seperately and then sanding to match them. Everyone else though, if you want a way to duplicate parts exactly and easily though, the method Sandy is referring to makes short work of multiple parts.


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#12 posted 10-13-2010 04:04 PM

William, if you can knock out projectx like this in a single day, without templates, your woodworking skills are way above mine. Also, when I built Ian's Rocking Horse, I knew that Ian was about to be getting a cousin, so the template approach seemed to be the way to go, especially since Rockler was having a great sale on router bits, including the template bit I used. Also, due to the price of clear, wide walnut boards, I wanted to make sure that I would be able to minimize waste (or, as I call it in my shop future pen blanks and KerfMakers). Let’s not forget, though, that actually making each template still requires individual cutting, and special care, given that the ultimate results will be duplicates of the MDF template.

As I’ve said before, though, when it comes to actually matching parts, ”... the most important tools in my woodshop for getting accurate shapes are still sandpaper and wood putty.”

In any case, I loved the project and your execution, and I’ve already ordered a set of plans.

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#13 posted 10-14-2010 03:23 PM


-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#14 posted 10-23-2010 04:43 PM

Really nice job!!!!!!!

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#15 posted 02-15-2011 07:19 PM

One day, that’s amazing! Very Nice.

-- Mike, Shawano, WI, Wood... Therapy for the masses.

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