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Maia's Maple and Cherry Rocking Horse

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Project by Sandy posted 459 days ago 841 views 2 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 459 days ago

Very cool rocking horse she had to love it.

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#2 posted 459 days ago

Very cool and a happy customer

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#3 posted 459 days ago

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

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#4 posted 459 days ago

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

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#5 posted 459 days ago

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 458 days ago

good job

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#7 posted 458 days ago

Nice heirloom rocky horse.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#8 posted 457 days ago

She loves it and rides it all the time!

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