Rocking Horse

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Project by lightweightladylefty posted 04-10-2008 06:35 AM 2614 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a project from my husband. The basic form was made from poplar, then encased in oak that was carved and shaped to give the horse a more realistic form. My husband came up with the design himself, using ideas from various rocking horses. It was made for the youngest grandson. As you can see, it’s sturdy enough for Grandma! (Grandma sewed the saddle, bridle, mane, and tail.)

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#1 posted 04-10-2008 10:57 AM

Great job & design on the horse.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Scott Bryan

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#2 posted 04-10-2008 11:09 AM

This is a wonderful project. These are extremely popular and well received. You and your husband combined efforts to produce a beautiful horse and I am sure your grandson gets a lot of enjoyment from it.

Very nice.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 04-10-2008 12:49 PM

Great job on the rocking hoarse. That could win some kind of award it’s beautiful. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 04-10-2008 02:35 PM

That is one fancy rocking horse!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 04-10-2008 04:02 PM

Great job on the details!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#6 posted 04-10-2008 07:13 PM

Nice job. The horse definitely has some nice character.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#7 posted 04-10-2008 10:53 PM

Nice! I’m wanting to make another one sometime soon, but I’m definitely going to steal some of your ideas for leg definition!

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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#8 posted 04-11-2008 06:58 AM

Beautiful rocking horse. You guys did a great job on him. I am sure the grandson will be please. Thank you for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#9 posted 06-20-2008 03:59 AM

I love the detail and thought that went in that litte rockin horse.
Make sure you wet her down after ridin her lol

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#10 posted 02-02-2011 05:20 AM

He’s a beauty! Grandchildren have great imaginations and coming from grandma and grandpa they will love the horse even more.

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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#11 posted 10-12-2012 04:27 AM


You’re right, that is very similar to the one I built. The stain gives the horse a different identity. I like it!

-- Mark, Minnesota

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