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Rockler Rocking Horse for Brody

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Project by UncleStumpy posted 07-17-2012 05:08 AM 1629 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I think it’s amazing to see all the variations that guys come up with, from the same set of plans!
This is my take on the plans I got from Rockler. All the big parts are pine. The rocker arms are some African Mahoghany I had left over. I didn’t have enough to cut the pieces out whole, so I used half-lap joinery and used glue and woodscrews to make sure it was solid.
The mane and tail are made from a new mop-head I got at Home Depot. My wife gave him a “haircut” because at first he looked like a Rasta Horse!
The best part is that this Saturday, I get to give it to my great-nephew Brody. Can’t wait!

Just added this pic of Brody getting on the horse the first time. The look on his face made all the work totally worthwhile. This picture actually choked me up….......

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"





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hunter71

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#1 posted 07-17-2012 10:38 AM

Nice rocky horse. An heirloom for sure.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Roger

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#2 posted 07-17-2012 11:55 AM

Really kool. There will be a happy child ridin this stallion

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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RKaste

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#3 posted 07-17-2012 11:57 AM

Sweet the kids with really enjoy

-- --May you have fair winds and following seas--

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workerinwood

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#4 posted 07-17-2012 12:09 PM

Great job!!

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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Ethan Harris

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#5 posted 07-17-2012 07:01 PM

Great execution! I tried building a horse for my daughter for Christmas, she loves it but I wish I had had more experience… and tools!

-- Ethan, CT: Check out my Small Business at http://www.spudwoodworks.com & also follow me on twitter https://twitter.com/Ethan_Woodworks

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UncleStumpy

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#6 posted 07-17-2012 07:28 PM

Well, it looks like you are working on the experience and there is a limit to what you can do with the tools you have. So, get more tools!!! I know, easier said than done, but with more tools and more experience, the next horsey for your daughter will be fit for a princess.
Thanks for the kind words.

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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lew

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#7 posted 07-17-2012 11:39 PM

Nice Rocker!

I’ve built several from these plans but yours is much nicer!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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UncleStumpy

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#8 posted 07-17-2012 11:57 PM

Thanks guys!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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