|Project by Roz||posted 03-30-2008 08:51 AM||3333 views||18 times favorited||20 comments|
I had an inquiry about Rocking Horse patterns and realized I had not posted this past Christmas’s Rocking Horses made from a different pattern. I made a total of 12 of these. I started in September and made them right up to December first. Most were gifts, but two were reserved for Toys for Tots and were auctioned off to generate money for Christmas gifts. They were named “Chief”(white) and “Gunney” (Red/Brown).
I never found out what they were auctioned for. They are made of quarter sawn Southern Red Oak (because I have a lot of it) and I named each horse using a drill press and dowels to create lettering in the rockers. Some of the names I remember were, “Muffin”, “Old Red”, “Star”, “Rocky”, “Big Red”(ref: J. Wayne), “Old Paint” and “Buck”. Oh yeah, and my grand Nephew “Tip” got one named “Tip’s Ginger” refering to a horse his father had when he was a boy. They sport a brand on the left rear hip pronouncing their hand made origins. I did one in black and white Paint (a la Little Joe Cartwright’s horse) and a couple of other painted patterns. Most of the horses have a Dainish oil and lemon oil finish with a finish was on the heavy wear surfaces.
I think I could have sold a hundred if I had them. I have been getting continuous request for more horses.
I’ll try to add better pictures later.
-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."