Rocking Horse for my Nephew

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Project by Buke27 posted 06-04-2012 02:20 PM 1273 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made the charity build rocking horse for my nephew and finally gave it to him this weekend. He still has to grow into it a little but it won’t be long. I made it out of the poplar kit sold by Bell Forest Products. I opted not to paint any features on the horse, mainly because I’m not that much of an artist. The plugs are from walnut and the piece is stained in Minwax Cherry with a few coats of spray on Shellac to finish it off. All in all, I’m pretty pleased with it. I hope he will be too.

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#1 posted 06-04-2012 02:34 PM

Kids and rocking horses go hand in hand and it looks like he is already having fun. Nothing better than seeing that smile after they get on it and the many more that he will have using it.

-- --- Richard Jackson

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#2 posted 06-04-2012 02:38 PM


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#3 posted 06-04-2012 05:38 PM

Great job, looks like he loves it already. The walnut plugs give a nice contrast.

-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch

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#4 posted 06-04-2012 06:11 PM

What a great smile! Being an uncle is pretty cool, eh?

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#5 posted 06-04-2012 06:59 PM

well done!

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#6 posted 06-04-2012 10:47 PM

I see it being a family heirloom with many more smiles to come. Nice work!

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