Rocking Horse

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Project by MC posted 07-23-2012 12:48 AM 2017 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started with the Family Traditions plan for a large rocking horse. I deviated slightly from the plans by using 8/4 wood in place of the 3/4 wood the plans called for. The larger wood gave the horse a little more of a three dimensional appearance.

The horse and rockers are made from Ambrosia Maple. The saddle, harness, handles and eyes are made of Walnut. The mane and tail trim pieces are cherry I had left over from another project.

The eyes are the only part of the rocking horse that was stained; an ebony stain was used. For the finish I used a shellac as a sanding sealer and four coats of polyurethane. I still need to rub out the finish but I will let the poly cure for a couple of weeks.

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#1 posted 07-23-2012 10:40 AM

Nice looking rocky horse.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#2 posted 07-23-2012 12:28 PM

I’ve made several of these from the Family Tradition plans but none out of 8/4. I really like the look, well done.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#3 posted 07-23-2012 06:06 PM


-- Kevin - Keep the shiny side up

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#4 posted 07-25-2012 11:36 PM

Wonderful piece, love the wood choices

-- Norman

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#5 posted 12-10-2015 03:30 AM

This is one fine looking project, someone will cherish it for a lifetime, very good work.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#6 posted 12-10-2015 04:32 AM

Great job

-- Custom furniture

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