Whoa Nelly, another rocking horse

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Project by trasner posted 1377 days ago 1292 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this from the old U-bild rocking horse plan. I followed mostly from the plan with a few minor changes. I used clear piine with a walnut stain. I used Minwax Polyshades (stain and polyurethane all in one). It did not stain uniformally so I may sand and put one more coat on it. It was relatively easy, very solid, and fun to build. I am sure a future child will enjoy it and hopefully keep it as a family heirloom to pass down. Thanks for looking

-- Todd

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#1 posted 1377 days ago

Nice Job!!

I have built several of these over the years. They are always a hit and yours will be no exception!

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

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#2 posted 1377 days ago

Thats nice, I am sure whoever gets it will love it.

-- Theresa,

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#3 posted 1377 days ago


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

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#4 posted 1376 days ago

I built one like this for my nephews a couple years ago. This past spring I put the head back on-no big deal. They are really having fun with it and yes, yours will likely be an heirloom. Be proud of this fine work.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#5 posted 1376 days ago

It looks beautiful. I like how you did the eyes. Are they 2 1/2 circles/balls? It’s my next project to do. My pattern is from last years Woodcraft mag.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#6 posted 1374 days ago

Great project! I did one with the same plans about 27 years ago. What did you use for the tail and mane? Recently in dusting off ours from basement storage for the new grandkids, the tail and mane I had installed fell apart into thousands of tiny hairs. Mine was made out of polyester macrame cord at the time. Thought it would last longer than cotton mop heads….... Thanks!

-- Ted Pagels, Green Bay, WI

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#7 posted 1374 days ago

Wow. I knew this was an older plan but I did not know it has been around that long. Anyway, I used standard yarn. I slightly burned/melted the ends so they will not unravel over time. However after 27 years, the same thing may happen.

-- Todd

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