Rocking Horse

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Project by edward60 posted 04-28-2013 04:33 PM 1178 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In January my daughter gave birth to a son and I want to make the gift to him. My wife persuaded to me to make rocking horse. On the LumberJocks I found Francois Vigneron”s project I like this project and decided to make resemble horse. I used the beech, sapele ( for head and back), purpleheart ( mane and back). Finishing with oil and beeswax. I think a long time hown to make horses eyes. I accidentally saw the piece of Siberian pea shrub”s twig and decided to use this piece. Thank you very much to Francois Vingeron for the help and advices.

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Jamie Speirs

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#1 posted 04-28-2013 07:36 PM

Very nice indeed it is a great design and well ctafted.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 04-28-2013 07:53 PM

Good job Edward ! I really like your choice of woods and grain. The rocker has a bigger radius than my own project so it will make the rocking motion much gentler for the little one (mine was too sharp). I am glad I could help out but you give me way too much credit : it’s your build and you should be 100% proud of it. And the best part is that your grandson will treasure this masterpiece all his life ! Take care.

-- Francois Vigneron, Gif-sur-Yvette, France & Altadena, CA

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#3 posted 05-01-2013 03:52 PM

Awesome rocker! Great design, execution and the wood combo. Grand son will enjoy this. A great family heirloom for sure.

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#4 posted 05-01-2013 05:49 PM

He’s a nice one. Way to go Grandpa. She’ll love him.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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