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The last Rocking Horse....I hope.

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Project by Roz posted 07-21-2012 08:39 PM 1154 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This horse has been languishing in the dusty recesses of my shop, along with an ever growing pile of broken furniture awaiting repair. I am tired of Daisy laying around half finished doing nothing. So, I finished her up and got her out of there. What you see here is the result. It looks a lot like the last one I did, though I strive to make each one different.

I built it from a plan I developed after becoming discussed with a couple of purchased plans. I found those plans to have design and assembly problems and made plans of my own that avoided the same.
I make the body in one piece and attach legs saddle, trim etc. I build laminated rockers to save unacceptable material waist resulting from following the commercial plans I have. The rest is decoration.

Daisy here is made of Pine and Red Oak, White Oak, Ash, Cherry and Popular, an imported hardwood dowel and a few other woods that came from my scrap bin. The rocker is finished in lacquer and oil with the horse primed and then painted with gloss enamel.

My younger sister said she wanted this one, but if she has changed her mind after the long wait it will go the the local antique shop. They sell pretty well.

Sorry about another horse post. I promise something different next time.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."





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Arlin Eastman

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#1 posted 07-21-2012 09:12 PM

Roz

I really really like it.
Kids and grandkids would love to wear that out.

Arlin

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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grizzman

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#2 posted 07-21-2012 09:20 PM

nice looking horsy roz…give her an apple for me and take her for a ride…...how are things, last time we spoke it sounded like you might be having some sad news…send me a pm if you like…maybe this fall we can get together…grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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peteg

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#3 posted 07-22-2012 01:35 AM

Looks like a few ‘roundups” left in here yet :)
Another nice job indeed mate
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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hunter71

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#4 posted 07-22-2012 11:41 AM

nice rocky horse.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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DocSavage45

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#5 posted 07-22-2012 05:44 PM

Looks good, and some child( young or old) will appreciate the quality. Have you considered a more carousel type rocking horse? But I know ya gotta get the projects completed.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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jack1

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#6 posted 07-22-2012 05:50 PM

Really cute. Someone’s going to really like this pony!

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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Bob Kollman

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#7 posted 07-22-2012 09:36 PM

excellent looking rocking horse…any buckaroo would love to ride into the sunset on Daisey!!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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Beginningwoodworker

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#8 posted 07-23-2012 01:11 PM

Looks good!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Roz

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#9 posted 07-25-2012 03:11 AM

Thanks to you all for taking a look.

DocSavage45, I have considered carving a carosel horse but I don’t think I would ever get enough for it to cover the labor. These are built for use and don’t always get great care.

I hope I have a break from making rocking horses for a while. I have several other projects waiting.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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