Rocking Horse

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Project by diggerdelaney posted 982 days ago 1287 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this to start with to see if I could produce a rocking horse of a reasonable standard with no one in mind to give it to. It will now sit in it’s new home of my nephew for his 2 little girls as a Christmas present. I did this U-tube slide show of the build progress.
I had tremendus fun making this and am pleased with the outcome. Hope you enjoy looking at it

-- Derek, Kent, UK,

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#1 posted 982 days ago

Outstanding work Derek! I recently watched a show that had the same style of rocking horse mentioned in it. For the life of me I cant remember a whole lot, but I do remember this style goes way back in history. Very cool to see someone taking the time to build one today.

Hats off and well done! Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#2 posted 982 days ago

Fine looking horse. Well done.

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#3 posted 982 days ago

Hi Derek, great to see you at LJs as well. Once again congratulations on a wonderful rocking chair. This is another project added to my to do list. Is there a source for the plans?

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#4 posted 982 days ago

Just swung over and checked out your video… Let me add a “Wow” to my earlier comment. You most definitely done good….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#5 posted 982 days ago

Outstanding Horse.
Great video also.
Thankyou for sharing.

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho

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#6 posted 982 days ago

Thank you all very much for the positive comments.
Woodbridge have PM’d you regards Plans

-- Derek, Kent, UK,

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#7 posted 982 days ago

This is really nice, Derek; excellent work.

-- 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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#8 posted 982 days ago

Fantastic job on the rocking horse. I have intended to build one for my grandaughters for a long time, but never seem to get started. Maybe I can get it done for their high school graduation.

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#9 posted 981 days ago

Fantastic rocking horse. I’m sure two little girls somewhere are going to love it!

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#10 posted 981 days ago

very impressive
Lucky little girls.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#11 posted 981 days ago

My wife collected ceramic rocking horses for many years and we always were on the look out for a real one like this. A fabulous job!! Thanks for sharing.

-- ***Pat*** Rookie woodworker looking for an education!!!

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#12 posted 981 days ago

Wow. I am speechless, what art. Quick question though, what wood did you use for this project, and what was your shaping/carving process?

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#13 posted 981 days ago

That is destined to be a family heirloom!


-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#14 posted 981 days ago

Reminiscent of the old carousel horses. Beautiful job!

-- You have not really lived until you do something for someone who can never repay you.

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#15 posted 980 days ago

Thank you all for the comments


If you look at the U tube link in the write up you will see the how it was made as for material many are surprised to find out the horse is made from MDF the stand from Ash and all the accessories and plans from a company called The Rocking Horse Shop

-- Derek, Kent, UK,

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