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Project by Huckleberry posted 06-14-2008 03:15 AM 1198 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know that it has been a little while since I have posted a project, but with little league my shop time has really been limited. However here is my latest project for a really special nephew whom I love to death. This horse is made out of red oak with the tail and mane accented with walnut. I thought that the saddle was a pretty good idea along with the laminated rockers. There is also ebony inlay, the handles are turned and so are the eyes. I made those out of sample blocks of corian from a big box store. I probably went over kill on this but hey, the challenge is why we do things right. It is easy to impress adults sometimes and I found that I am really nervous trying to impress a 3 yr old.

-- I cut it twice and the damn thing is still too short!@#$%





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trifern

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#1 posted 06-14-2008 03:23 AM

Nice rocking horse. I am sure your nephew will have a blast taming this bronco. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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griff

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#2 posted 06-14-2008 04:16 AM

Great looking pony. My three year old thinks since Dora is a cowgirl she is a cow cow cowgirlllllllllllllll. may have to do one of these myself

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#3 posted 06-14-2008 04:41 AM

Outstanding horse!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 06-14-2008 05:13 AM

wonderful horse! don’t show this to my sister or i know how my summer will be spent, lol! thanks for the post.

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#5 posted 06-14-2008 05:36 AM

What a great horse! Beautiful wood selection and a great saddle. I can’t imagine any three year old not liking that. Admirable work.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#6 posted 06-16-2008 03:04 AM

Very nice job Huck. Your Nephew is lucky to have an uncle like you.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#7 posted 06-16-2008 07:21 AM

Very nice looking rocking horse!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Roz

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#8 posted 07-01-2008 08:07 AM

Very nice horse. You put a lot of detail in it with a superior result.

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

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#9 posted 07-23-2008 06:32 PM

Great looking pony

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#10 posted 07-23-2008 06:36 PM

Very nice. Looks heavy and solid.

-- Tim from Iowa City, IA

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#11 posted 01-31-2009 03:24 PM

I really like the horse. I would love to build one similar. Do you by chance have some drawings that oyu could share?

-- making sawdust....

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