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Project by AlvinNHP posted 06-18-2012 03:00 PM 1351 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Completed May 28, 2012: Constructed from laminated ¾” Pine for the body and head, and ¾” Red Oak for the legs and rocker. No metal fasteners used in the construction except for the adjustable foot stirrups, I made it adjustable so it can be adjusted as the child grow older. I did not like the outcome of the staining process due to the two types wood used in this project. End up using Martha Stewart metallic paint from Home Depot and finish with 4 coats of Minwax Tung Oil.

-- Alvin - New Hyde Park, NY





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DocSavage45

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#1 posted 06-18-2012 03:35 PM

Nice piece! Almost a carosel (sp?) horse. What was your time investment?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#2 posted 06-18-2012 03:39 PM

Welcome to Ljs Great looking rocking horse a very classic design

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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AlvinNHP

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#3 posted 06-18-2012 03:43 PM

Thanks, I started in October of 2011 and finish May 2012, however actual time spent on this project is about 12 full working days.

-- Alvin - New Hyde Park, NY

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DocSavage45

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#4 posted 06-18-2012 03:49 PM

I’m guessing you would make the next one out of hardwood? oh yeah Nice shop, looks well laid out and that you have working space?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 06-18-2012 04:13 PM

Very nice. That must have been a joy to build.

helluvawreck
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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AlvinNHP

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#6 posted 06-18-2012 04:23 PM

Maple would be my next choice. This is my third attempt to make the shop functional and it seems to be very well laid out this time. I have no complaints. I try to keep the shop organized and clean at all times.

Oh yes, the process was very enjoyable.

-- Alvin - New Hyde Park, NY

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diggerdelaney

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#7 posted 06-18-2012 07:55 PM

If you enjoyed making this wounderful rocker then you will be over the moon when you see the recipients face as they ride it

-- Derek, Kent, UK, http://s702.photobucket.com/albums/ww21/diggerdelaney/

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#8 posted 06-19-2012 12:03 AM

Nice rocky horse.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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GenerationWW

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#9 posted 06-19-2012 12:36 AM

Very nice. That will absolutely be a family heirloom for sure. Great job!

-- list your handcrafted treasures @ www.generationwoodworks.com for free!

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T. D. Reid

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#10 posted 06-19-2012 01:30 AM

Yankee Doodle Dandy you have there. Great job sir and welcome to LJs. Cheers.

-- Head to the shop its calling you – Todd

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Woodbridge

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#11 posted 06-19-2012 03:49 AM

Nice rocker. It looks great.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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Firemandave

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#12 posted 06-19-2012 12:23 PM

Great looking Rocking horse, and the color turned out nice.

-- Dave Hamm, http://www.hammswoodworks.com

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AlvinNHP

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#13 posted 06-19-2012 02:09 PM

Thanks for the complements, it meant a great deal to me.

-- Alvin - New Hyde Park, NY

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#14 posted 06-19-2012 02:19 PM

Beautiful. Looks like he could just prance away. I love how you rounded him and the nice shiney finish. Love the pattern too.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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