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Project by edward60 posted 438 days ago 626 views 2 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
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/60558. 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 438 days ago

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

Jamie

-- 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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Francois Vigneron

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#2 posted 438 days ago

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

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

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Fishinbo

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#3 posted 435 days ago

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

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 435 days ago

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

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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