Rocking Horse

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Project by mdlean posted 04-26-2011 09:24 PM 1485 views 6 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my first project and I made it for a special little boy in my life for his 1st birthday. I saw this rocking horse in the book “The Complete Book of Woodworking” and the designer was kind enough to share the plans with me. The original plans called for pine with no staining. I chose to use oak and make it two toned in color.

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#1 posted 04-26-2011 09:34 PM

nice job,i like rocking horses

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#2 posted 04-26-2011 09:44 PM

Geddy up ,nice job

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#3 posted 04-27-2011 01:25 AM

Great looking horse..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#4 posted 04-27-2011 02:16 AM

Great horse

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#5 posted 04-27-2011 02:22 AM

Nice horse, I have never seen one made like that. That design would make a nice rocking horse/toy box combo.

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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#6 posted 04-27-2011 04:36 AM

Very nice looking rocking horse,the design is straight forward and stable ! Beautiful work.

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#7 posted 04-27-2011 01:40 PM

Very nice rocking horse!That is an heirloom!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 05-08-2011 05:10 AM

Thank you all for your kind words.

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#9 posted 05-20-2011 06:20 AM

Very nice piece. I am thinking of building a rocking horse in the next couple months. I was thinking of going much simpler, but you may have inspired me to do more. And I love the toy box idea papadan!

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#10 posted 10-27-2011 02:21 PM

thanks for sharing… I love it, I will try to build one of this for my my grandson

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#11 posted 10-27-2011 02:56 PM

Very nice – he’ll love it.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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