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Project by mm8ball posted 04-29-2012 01:27 AM 577 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

-- Thinking you know something is the most perfect barrier to learning.





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Grandpa

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#1 posted 04-29-2012 02:02 AM

Nice rocking horse. I really like those laminated rockers.

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#2 posted 04-29-2012 02:42 AM

That’s a great build, Raymond looks very happy with it. I know where you are coming from, I frequently download 4 or 5 plans or designs and make the project to suit more of my vision. Not all the time but sometimes thes no other way.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#3 posted 04-29-2012 04:28 PM

What a great looking horse. The smile says it all!!!!!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 04-30-2012 01:13 AM

very nice Rocky Horse.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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