|Project by mm8ball||posted 04-29-2012 01:27 AM||593 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
The internet is a wonderful resource for woodworking plans. I looked at many plans for a rocking horse I wanted to build for a friend’s son, but as is usually the case I wasn’t happy with any of the plans I found. I downloaded several, and used them to help create my own design, mostly to give me an idea of the dimensions I would need for the build. I really didn’t find rockers that looked solid along with durability. I decided to make a form and laminated the rockers out of maple and mahogany. Unfortunately I didn’t get any pictures of the rockers on the form. The rest of the horse is all mahogany. I used an offcut from the rocker form to make a sanding block to create the radius on the cross braces. I got some leather for the mane and tail at a local Tandy store. The finish is tung oil, then water based poly, then a lot of hand rubbed wax. I have now built three of these. Ramon (pictured) got the first one, the second one went to the owner of a local commercial wood shop (for a grand baby) who lets me rummage through his scrap bin, and the last one went to a grand niece.
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