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Project by Norman1 posted 1300 days ago 1527 views 9 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a rocking horse gift for some friends. The horse is made of maple body and legs, cherry tail and rockers, and a walnut saddle.

All pieces and corners have been rounded with a 1/4” round over bit on the router table then the entire piece was sanded to 320 grit to ensure the safety of small hands. The mouth of the horse has been softened with rasps and files and finally sanded with PSA 320 grit sandpaper attached to a dowel.

The eyes were turned on a lathe then sanded smooth. The house is assembled with food safe glue and spray finished with food safe salad bowl finish.

The final finishing step was the rub out of finish with wool lube and sanding pads up to 500 grit.

A fun project that will be a family heirloom for decades.

-- Michael A. Norman





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Skylark53

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#1 posted 1300 days ago

Nice job. Good selection of wood species. They look really nice and will be rugged.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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richgreer

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#2 posted 1300 days ago

This is one of the nicest rocking horses I have ever seen. Well done.

Did you use a pattern? If so, can you tell us where you got the pattern?

I have to make one of these for birthday in June.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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Norman1

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#3 posted 1300 days ago

I did use a pattern for the rocking horse. The pattern came from Woodcraft magazine vol. 5/No.31 Oct/Nov09. Enjoy the build.

-- Michael A. Norman

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#4 posted 1300 days ago

Hi Yo Silver, Away!! Looks like so kid will be ready for action!! Nice job.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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lightweightladylefty

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#5 posted 1300 days ago

Michael,

The variety of woods is very attractive and your pony should withstand lots of riding! Thanks for sharing.

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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