|Project by Norman1||posted 02-06-2011 07:12 PM||1539 views||9 times favorited||5 comments|
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