Rocking Horse

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Project by Jesse posted 12-21-2011 06:20 AM 1846 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello again everyone and happy holidays! I haven’t been in the shop to work on much since this spring but boy it feels good to be back.

I originally had no intention of building this rocking horse. However, about a month ago I took my two year old daughter with me to Woodcraft to do some window shopping for myself. While we were there, my daughter lit up on a horse that had been created as a display model to advertise the plans that were for sale. I don’t have them sitting in front of me but if memory serves me, they were ” Family Tradition” plans. My daughter just loved it so my Christmas plans were set in motion.

The horse is red oak, half-rope trim, macrome hair.

The plans I purchased were a disappointment. The full size templates were great, but the directions were abysmal.

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#1 posted 12-21-2011 06:24 AM

I always love to see rocking horses, the plan I got for the one I built was bad too. My daughter is 2 1/2 and she loves to rock on hers. Looks like a merry christmas to me. It turned out great, really well done.

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#2 posted 12-21-2011 06:25 AM

A wonderful rocker great job.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#3 posted 12-21-2011 07:46 AM

Heh I remember growing up on of these things. Awesome work i am sure she will rock it to her hearts content.

-- nate.

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#4 posted 12-21-2011 03:32 PM

You’ve done a great job on this rocker, your daughter will love it. I am just finishing my 14 th rocking horse from the Family Tradition plans and your right they are not very clear. Merry Christmas.

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

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#5 posted 12-21-2011 04:33 PM

Great Job Jesse! I like him (or her, whichever)
I’m sure the little one will have a lifetime of great memories
riding this beauty.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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