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Project by lyle posted 12-20-2007 03:41 AM 2174 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished for my grandson’s first Christmas. Made of all hardwood: oak, cherry, & walnut, probably heavy enough to withstand a few grandkids. I don’t make a lot of projects & I’m not in the same league with a lot of the woodworkers who post projects, but this is my first since joining the site. Thought I’d throw it out there. thanks, lyle





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mot

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#1 posted 12-20-2007 03:45 AM

That’s just awesome! Self deprecating comments about your talents are unfounded. I think it’s a fantastic piece!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#2 posted 12-20-2007 04:21 AM

No need to apologize. Great work!

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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#3 posted 12-20-2007 04:56 AM

welcome to LJ’s…we come in all shapes, sizes and abilities…(take it from me—-my “size” is SHORT on ability)...great place to learn and share…great community…

Nice project!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#4 posted 12-20-2007 05:02 AM

Great design! I’m sure your grandson will love it.

-- Carl Rast, Pelion, SC

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#5 posted 12-20-2007 05:08 AM

Hey i like your elephant!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#6 posted 12-20-2007 06:42 AM

Great gift. I’ll have to find the elephant I made 35 years ago. It has come back home after being stored outside for a long time. I want to refinish it.

The plans I had when i made mine had the seat opened so you could have a toy storage inside. I didn’t do that though. Mine was used as a saddle storage for a while by my youngest daughter, who is now 32. A lot of rocking going on.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#7 posted 12-20-2007 11:40 AM

I wish I would have seen this a couple years ago. I have a nephew that loves elephants (much to his democrat mother’s chagrin), but he’s probably too old for a rocking elephant now.

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#8 posted 12-20-2007 04:06 PM

Great project!

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

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#9 posted 12-21-2007 05:55 AM

Looks like a great ride to me. I bet you grandson will be very happy with it.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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#10 posted 12-23-2007 04:21 AM

Great robust toy for your grandson. Nice job.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 12-25-2007 05:11 PM

You are in the same league as the best…What a great gift that will become a family heirloom one day.

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". http://woodstermangotwood.blogspot.com/ (my funny blog)

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#12 posted 04-19-2008 04:48 AM

What a great project! Very original design. Thanks for sharing.

-- Michael, Fort Worth, TX. "I wood if I could!"

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#13 posted 04-19-2008 04:55 AM

I like this one !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#14 posted 04-19-2008 05:28 AM

Gee Lyle, that sure looks like a great looking rockin’ elephant to me ! I bet your grandson will have a lot of fun with it, maybe as much fun as I bet you had making it :)

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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