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Christmas gifts; a rockin dino and a step stool.

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Project by derosa posted 12-25-2011 08:07 AM 1309 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The dino is one of two that I made. The body, legs and seat were made with pine boards from a waterbed while the rockers and cross boards are red oak from a pallet. The seat was stained a dark brown and sealed with urethane, the paint is rustoleum. I’d like to give a special thanks to Karson who supplied the plans for these. I hope to have 5 more for next years donations.

The step stool is white oak and is from a new yankee workshop book and has been modified to fit my tastes. First the dimensions in the book were too tall, the first step was 13” high, I shrunk it down to just under 10”. Second I tried dovetails but without a real bench and vise I just couldn’t accurately cut things. So I hand cut the square holes and used a block plane to shave the pegs to fit. Finish is danish oil.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse





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#1 posted 12-25-2011 08:30 AM

Fun and unique rocker. Merry Christmas and a happy new year.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#2 posted 12-25-2011 03:28 PM

Rockin’ step stool??? Guess I need to pay more attention to what I’m reading. But it sounds like something my Grandson would love to climb on….. Nice save on the square pegs, they look great. Now that Christmas is over, maybe you can build that bench and vise.

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#3 posted 12-25-2011 03:58 PM

Russ: The Dino looks great. Nice build.

The step stool looks like a great job also.

And mostly from salvage materials what more could be asked from them

Karson

-- 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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#4 posted 12-26-2011 12:46 AM

looking good. Merry Christmas!

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#5 posted 04-23-2012 12:10 PM

This is SO much cooler than a rocking horse!! I love it!

-- There are many tempting parking places on the road to success

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