Laminated rocking horse

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Project by emtwoodworker posted 334 days ago 1459 views 8 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a rocking horse my father and I just completed. It was a fun project from which we got to use many different techniques which we hadn’t used before and learn a lot. The majority of the shaping was done using an angle grinder and sanding disk but some of the finer details were done using a dremel and gouges. The horse itself is just multi-ply plywood from Home Depot and the base is oak. The plans are from the Rocking Horse Shop and the particular style is the “medium size Rocky.” The hardware and accessories were purchased from the rocking horse shop as well.

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#1 posted 334 days ago

Wow, what a beautiful job! You really brought out the beauty of the plywood
with aligning the grain like you did. Congratulations on what will be a cherished heirloom.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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#2 posted 334 days ago

Now that’s a rockin’ horse! Best ever. Realistic.

What did you use for the mane and tail?

-- M Clark, Georgia

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#3 posted 334 days ago

Wow says it. Excellent work.

-- Chris K

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#4 posted 334 days ago

Thanks for sharing this. My mind went wild trying to figures the different ways to shaping the horse.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#5 posted 334 days ago

Beautiful, an enamored customer for sure.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#6 posted 333 days ago

Very cool, well done.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#7 posted 333 days ago

Holy cow! That thing is amazing!

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#8 posted 333 days ago

Great horse, and I felt good about the one that I made, but yours is much better. Keep it up!

-- Al Holstein "I wood do it"

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#9 posted 333 days ago

Very nice ROCKY HORSE. An heirloom for sure.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#10 posted 333 days ago

Great looking rocking horse. The “grain” from the plywood laminations create a great looking effect.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#11 posted 332 days ago

That will make someone very happy!!!! Beautiful job!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#12 posted 331 days ago

Amazing work on creating a horse from plywood. It turned out really stunning and it has great details like the hair and saddle. It will surely make someone really happy and lucky.

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#13 posted 325 days ago

What a magnificent job you and your dad have done of the rocking horse…. a family heirloom for generations to come.

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

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#14 posted 316 days ago

Really nice! You guys did a super job!

-- Don Kriner

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