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Project by Mattfinisher posted 04-07-2013 03:22 AM 1330 views 8 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this for my nephews first Christmas in 2007, with plans from Wooden Memories that my boss at the time had. Built in my Grandfathers shop, he has since passed and I miss him greatly! He taught me most of my woodworking skills. I just used scraps he collected over the years. This is in memory of Ray Johnson, greatest Grandfather anyone could have! Thanks Gramps!

-- “Anyone who doesn’t think money is grown on trees hasn’t bought any lumber lately.” www.facebook.com/johnsonandsons72





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ShaneA

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#1 posted 04-07-2013 03:26 AM

Looks great. The shape of this particular horse is cool.

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trasner

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#2 posted 04-07-2013 04:00 AM

Wow guy. That is too funny. I had to do a double take. . Twin horses! Must have the the same mare as mothers. I love your jeep as well. Is that a Wooden Memories plan also?

-- Todd

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Mattfinisher

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#3 posted 04-07-2013 04:08 AM

No, just thought that one up in my head and built it piece by piece, thanks!

-- “Anyone who doesn’t think money is grown on trees hasn’t bought any lumber lately.” www.facebook.com/johnsonandsons72

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#4 posted 04-07-2013 06:38 AM

GREAT BUILD! I have seen that horse before in a cartoon some where. Makes a great looking rocking horse.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 04-07-2013 06:38 AM

BTW, welcome to LJ!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 04-07-2013 09:51 AM

I like it great job.

-- Todd

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#7 posted 04-07-2013 10:22 AM

Thought I was seeing double. Another FAST looking rocky horse.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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Woodbridge

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#8 posted 04-07-2013 01:46 PM

Great looking rocker. The horse is really cool,it looks like it is in motion. I also like the way you selected different colours of wood and your close-up shots show it is well constructed and finished.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#9 posted 04-07-2013 05:22 PM

Your horse is well done. Nice wood combinations. Almost looks like a Hanna-Berra cartoon character. Sort of an intarsia rocking horse? I’m sure your grandfather was proud of your work,

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#10 posted 04-07-2013 06:12 PM

What a great job! Your Grandfather taught you well and is smiling down on your talent. This has so much character in it. Great work A++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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gfadvm

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#11 posted 04-08-2013 01:12 AM

I’ve got to find these plans! These horses have so much more ‘character’ that the usual. Great job!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#12 posted 04-10-2013 01:31 PM

Awesome rocking horse! Like the design, wood colors and the finish. Grandfather will be really proud. Great job!

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