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Project by KENVO posted 356 days ago 812 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This project was one that i started as a whim. I saw a lady carrying one on the street at a photo shoot and thought my boy would love one.
When I got home I picked over the scrap pile and pulled out enough to build it. I used doug fur, aspen, alder, pine and oak buttons to cover the inset screws. I stained it red mahogony and seeled it with three coats of spray laquer. Its assebled with pocket hole screws and glue. I drilled 1/4 inch holes down the back of the head and my wife is going to epoxy black yarn in and give this pony some hair.
It was a fun project with no plans and no real problems.
The last couple pics are of my son getting to see it for the first time. It’s a fraction to big for him to sit comfy but that just means it will fit him longer and with another baby on the way this horse is going be around for awhile.

-- Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.-- Jerry Garcia





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wrobe999

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#1 posted 356 days ago

That is now on my to-do list for my grandson. Very nice job.

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BilltheDiver

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#2 posted 356 days ago

Nice! We still have the one I made our youngest son, and he is 27 now. My wife still keeps it on display in the house. It brings back good memories. You will want to hang on to that!

-- "Measure twice, cut once, count fingers"

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joein10asee

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#3 posted 356 days ago

Cute lil fella. And I’d say he APPROVES!

Just imagine your children’s children using it! Looks like another family heirloom is made!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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gfadvm

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#4 posted 356 days ago

That face in the last pic says it all! Great job!

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

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pjones46

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#5 posted 356 days ago

I know some little man is going to have hours of fun on that and it will be handed down. Great job.

-- God is great, the Beer is good and people are Crazy. www.pauljoneswoodworks.com

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hunter71

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#6 posted 356 days ago

Good looking rocky horse. Lots of miles to ride here.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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FlowersAndTrees

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#7 posted 354 days ago

Nothing says “Thank You” more than pictures 4 and 5! Nice job.

-- Think of the solution, not the problem.

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Fishinbo

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#8 posted 353 days ago

That’s a great way to make beautiful and fun memories for kids. Awesome rocking horse made by the best dad ever!

—www.sawblade.com

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WadeHolloway

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#9 posted 353 days ago

Nice job!! I have one I need to build before Christmas for my Grandson.

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 353 days ago

That’s a real nice rocking horse and I’m sure that your son must love him. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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crowie

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#11 posted 352 days ago

Wow and you made it without plans, how excellent indeed.
Your little bloke will have hours of fun riding that horse all over.
Love the photo of him showing his high approval.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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terry603

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#12 posted 349 days ago

looks great

-- may not always be right,but,never in doubt.

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KENVO

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#13 posted 341 days ago

Thanks everyone. Thanks for the kind words. He still lights up when I put him on it.

-- Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.-- Jerry Garcia

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