|Project by UncleStumpy||posted 07-17-2012 05:08 AM||2661 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
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"