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Project by woodbutcher posted 2376 days ago 1077 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It was time this Christmas to build another rockinghorse so I whipped this one together in record time! I used pine and white oak. finished with tounge oil all in two days start to finish. The reason for the break neck speed on my part was the recipient is always here and struggling to get into the shop when I’m in it. She was slow to warm up to it on Christmas Day exhibiting a cautious curiosity until she was sure she could mount it safely. McKenna is just about 2yrs old now and cries if I move it from it’s assigned floor space now even for pictures.

-- woodbutcher north carolina





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GaryK

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#1 posted 2376 days ago

Great rocking horse. I am going to have to build one of these for my daughter.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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MsDebbieP

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#2 posted 2376 days ago

hahaha .. when I saw the 2nd picture I thought “Now that looks like a gentle ride”.. and then came the 3rd picture—ride ‘em cowgirl!! lol
that is wonderful :)
Well done. .

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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rikkor

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#3 posted 2376 days ago

Fine looking mount, great looking rider.

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lyle

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#4 posted 2376 days ago

Nice job. I built a “rocking elephant” for my grandson who just turned one. Hopefully both yours & mine will get handed down to the next generation to ride on.
Lyle

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mot

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#5 posted 2376 days ago

Excellent! She seems to have mastered her technique. Nice horse!

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

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jeffthewoodwacker

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#6 posted 2376 days ago

Nice job it looks like your daughter is practicing for the rodeo circuit.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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Karson

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#7 posted 2376 days ago

Great job. A nice classic rocking horse. The rider is having lots of fun.

-- 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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Max

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#8 posted 2376 days ago

Great rocking horse. What a ride!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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woodbutcher

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#9 posted 2376 days ago

Ty all for your kind comments. jeffthewoodwacker, I need to clarify one misconception immeadiately, this is my grand-daughter. While I may have caused this inadvertently intially by saying that she lived with me and was always trying to get into the shop! Again TY all for taking the time to view and comment, it’s very much appreciated.

Sincerely,
Ken McGinnis

-- woodbutcher north carolina

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woodup

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#10 posted 2376 days ago

Nice design! I like the way the legs are spaced and supported. I’ve got a 21 month old who would love to go for a ride!

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

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Jiri Parkman

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#11 posted 2375 days ago

Great job.

-- Jiri

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