Maia's Maple and Cherry Rocking Horse

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Project by Sandy posted 01-14-2013 07:23 PM 1225 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been a while since I uploaded any projects, but I finally completed Maia’s rocking horse (made of maple and cherry). I gave it to her last week. I was able to use the mdf patterns I made when I built grandson Ian's walnut and maple rocking horse. I decided that my shop needs a skyhook in order to be able to hold everything in the right position for assembly, as the angles from the body to the legs, and the legs to the rocker spreaders, and the rocker spreaders to the rockers just don’t want to make it easy to assemble the parts. Also, doing the saddles is my least favorite part, as it requires a lot of hand tool work with chisels along with a lot of sanding. This project gave me a chance to use lots of Festool products, including the Domino joiner, routers, sanders, etc. The best part was that Maia was really excited to get it, and she used every adjective a 2 1/2 year old could use to express her pleasure with her new rocking horse.

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#1 posted 01-14-2013 07:47 PM

Very cool rocking horse she had to love it.

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#2 posted 01-14-2013 08:05 PM

Very cool and a happy customer

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 01-14-2013 09:46 PM

I wanna play that and have some ride! That is too cool!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#4 posted 01-15-2013 01:18 AM

What a beautiful rocking horse. The attention to detail is amazing..

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#5 posted 01-15-2013 02:43 PM

A very fine looking rocking horse. Love every detail of it including the little girls’s smile. Way to go Grandpa!


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#6 posted 01-15-2013 10:15 PM

good job

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#7 posted 01-16-2013 12:37 AM

Nice heirloom rocky horse.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#8 posted 01-17-2013 04:12 AM

She loves it and rides it all the time!

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