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Project by jumbojack posted 09-02-2013 11:48 PM 1434 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It was last year or the year before, I don’t remember The Woodwhisper has a build challenge. I was doing other projects and could not participate, but loved the look of the build.

I am a little more organized this year and have actually started Christmas builds. This one is going to a nephew. The plans are still available and it is a straight forward build.

You can download full size plans which I did and also printable from your home compute which I also did. I used the ones from home for this build. I made templates for all the other pieces and saved the full size to make a template for the main body sometime later.

I clamped it together to see how everything was fitting. These large panels are known to twist and bow and cup and every other imaginable malady.

I did a little painting of the saddle, a star, who does not like a star on their pony? They got fixed to the horse with construction adhesive. I previously roughed up the pine on both sides and expect them to stay for eternity.

The last photo details, probably the most difficult part of the build. The staining of the mane, painting on the eye and nose detail. My artistic abilities are nil, but it came off acceptable, even to my worst critic…...ME.

If you have some little ones, probably under four years old this is a simple well received gift.

Thanks for looking.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#1 posted 09-03-2013 01:06 AM

That is a sweet rocking horse,Jack. I wondered about the mane…..........nice staining job!!
The star means you’re the sheriff!!!!!!!! I remember the one my dad built us. We wore that thing out and it was hardwood!

I should make something like that for my friend’s grandsons. That is a cool design!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 09-03-2013 01:22 AM

The recipients daddy is an undersheriff.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#3 posted 09-03-2013 01:39 AM

Ah I recognise one of those pictures !!

Good work on the project too!!

-- Regards Rob

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#4 posted 09-03-2013 01:39 AM

Beautiful rocking horse. I had one as a child which consisted of two pieces of 1/4” material with a seat and seat back. It appeared to be about 2 feet high by 3 feet by 4 or 5 feet long. Years later when I found it in the attic, it had shrunk to this tiny horse—funny how that works.

-- Jim, Ca,

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#5 posted 09-03-2013 09:30 PM

Nice rocking horse—lucky kid.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 09-04-2013 12:12 AM

Good looking ride partner

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#7 posted 09-04-2013 12:51 PM

Nice, Santa. Git-er-done..

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#8 posted 09-06-2013 02:33 PM

It looks fantastic! Great design and very well executed. I’m sure your nephew will be delighted.

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#9 posted 09-18-2013 05:24 AM

Three big stars for you Jumbojack … that is one very cute Xmas gift made by Uncle’s loving hands!!

-- Elaine in Duncan

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#10 posted 10-22-2013 09:23 AM

That’s one good looking rockin horse Jack; there will be many hour of fun & adventure ridden on it…..

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

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