Santino's Rocking Horse

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Project by Dale J Struhar Sr posted 02-07-2011 09:01 PM 2344 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Every child needs a Rocking Horse. I bought the plans from Family Tradition Woodworking Plans. I made some minor changes and this is the finish project. Made out of oak and some exotic woods it was fun to build. The plans showed the pieces cut out with a jig saw but not wanting to spend so much time sanding the saw marks out I made pine templates and routered all the pieces. Enjoy

-- Dale, Ohio

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#1 posted 02-07-2011 10:22 PM

I am sure the little boy or girl who receives this will love it.


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#2 posted 02-07-2011 10:24 PM

Dale, I assume you have a little someone a couple of generation on ready to ride of into the sunset on this little fellow, nice job looks good n sturdy & up for it.

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#3 posted 02-07-2011 10:46 PM

Nice work Dale. Someone is going to be having a lot of fun. I liked the fancy mane and tail too. I would think any child with a woodworking grandfather is pretty lucky.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 02-07-2011 10:50 PM

Excellant job Dale, I’ve made about 10 of these over the past 5 years with the same plan. You’re right they are fun to build.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#5 posted 09-19-2011 02:34 PM

Hello dale I am building the same rocking horse for my child, the thing that I am wondering is how did you go about cutting the wedges for the legs to be spladed?

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#6 posted 11-15-2015 07:55 PM

Really nice build and just so much fun.
I made 3 of these about 25 years ago and was one of my favorite builds.
I adjusted the plans on one so a grown up would be able to ride it.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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