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Project by Don Johnson posted 07-14-2018 11:11 AM 476 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Back in 2015 I made my first Pony Rocking Horse – see http://lumberjocks.com/projects/153434, which had a painted finish. My wife always felt that I should make another, but leaving the natural wood finish, so when we needed a birthday present for a little one in the village, I decided to do as she suggested.

As I stated last time, it is made using very comprehensive plans from toymakingplans.com ( http://www.toymakingplans.com/website/PlanSets/pony-rocker-scandinavia.html ), but I was nudged in their direction by watching an excellent video on YouTube from The Woodfather ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7e6V2tlQKc8&list=FLACdgVVUaH2fHCbFkc20sWQ&index=3 ), and by its appealing design which is so ‘friendly’.
Mario Cappellano’s demonstration really helped with construction, particularly his method of aligning the runners, and I watched in many times over. Some time ago, in a local woodyard, I found some white plastic sheet, about 1/4 inch thick that had been used for an advertising sign, from which I had made some sliding doors for a store-cupboard. I used leftovers of this plastic to make patterns for each of the horse shapes, then used an edge-trimming router cutter to finish the actual MDF parts which had been roughly cut out with a jigsaw.

Instead of MDF, this time for the body I used what is called ‘Timberboard’ – which is composed of laminated 50mm wide strips of softwood, and claimed to be resistant to cupping. I stained the plywood for the mane, and the saddle and support struts with mahogany wood dye, but wished I had found the tin of dark oak first, as I think that would have been better. I finished with three coats of Danish Oil, followed by Renaissance Wax. The birthday is not until August, so I will have to wait to get reaction from the lad – Ned – when he sees his ‘Neddy’.

-- Don, Somerset UK, http://www.donjohnson24.co.uk





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majuvla

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#1 posted 07-14-2018 11:42 AM

Pretty nice toy horse.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 07-14-2018 12:15 PM

very attractive, I like it more than your first one.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#3 posted 07-14-2018 01:27 PM

Great looking rocking horse. Thanks for sharing the information about how you made the horse. I’m sure the little one will be trilled. Thanks for inspiring

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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#4 posted 07-14-2018 01:51 PM

This is a beautiful rocking horse and it displays a lot of wonderful details and fine craftsmanship. This rocking horse is a great eye catcher and the kids will love it.

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

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#5 posted 07-14-2018 11:42 PM

Very Nice Work & Well Done Don!

-- If it wasn't for Electricity, We'd all be Watching Television by Candlelight!

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#6 posted 07-30-2018 05:16 PM

Nice

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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