Rocking Horse

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Project by MC posted 766 days ago 1513 views 1 time favorited 4 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 765 days ago

Nice looking rocky horse.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#2 posted 765 days ago

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 765 days ago


-- Kevin - Keep the shiny side up

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#4 posted 763 days ago

Wonderful piece, love the wood choices

-- Norman

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