Rocking Horse

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Project by mdlean posted 1218 days ago 1239 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 1218 days ago

nice job,i like rocking horses

-- may not always be right,but,never in doubt.

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#2 posted 1218 days ago

Geddy up ,nice job

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#3 posted 1218 days ago

Great looking horse..

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

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#4 posted 1218 days ago

Great horse

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#5 posted 1218 days ago

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 1218 days ago

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

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

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#7 posted 1218 days ago

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 1207 days ago

Thank you all for your kind words.

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#9 posted 1195 days ago

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 1035 days ago

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

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#11 posted 1035 days ago

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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