Rocking horse, 1of 2

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Project by danr78 posted 11-14-2013 03:50 AM 1236 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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First, I apologize for the picture, they always invert when I post from my Apple device.
The horse is 5/4 cherry. Walnut for the dowels, handle, and kick plate. The tail still needs to be added…I’d love your suggestions for that material. It’s a very quick build. I consider myself a novice and this took less than 5 days.
The plans can be ordered at
Unprecedented accomplishment…I finished a Christmas present in November!!! I have twin daughters; the next horse will probably be finished around midnight on December 24 :) I think I’ll use maple for the next horse.
Thanks for looking,

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#1 posted 11-14-2013 04:49 AM

Hey Dan great fun dual overhead rockers .

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 11-14-2013 02:04 PM

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#3 posted 11-14-2013 02:04 PM

How’d you get it to stick to the ceiling like that? I’ll bet it’s a wild ride! ;-)

Easy to fix. Just go into your “Apple Device” photo album, select the photo you want to fix, then choose edit. Somewhere in there, you’ll see a rotate icon. Just rotate it until it’s right side up. Then post the pic.

I mean, really, it’s easier than making that cool rocking horse!

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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#4 posted 11-14-2013 05:23 PM

For a minute, I thought you were in Australia. Nice- the youngun’s will enjoy it. Tail- a piece of manila rope that is frayed on the end.

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#5 posted 11-14-2013 05:29 PM

Nice looking rocking horse. I can tell he’s a nice one even if he is upside down.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#6 posted 11-14-2013 08:35 PM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing.


-- A Chip On The Shoulder Usually Indicates Wood Higher Up. (Rick, Ontario, Canada)

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#7 posted 11-18-2013 05:00 PM

Adorable and well made rocker, I’m sure the little ones will have loads of fun. Great job!

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#8 posted 12-19-2013 02:57 AM

G’Day Dan, Thank you for sharing this beaut rocking horse with a photo the right way around for us DOWNUNDER….. top job….

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

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#9 posted 12-26-2013 01:49 AM

The 2nd horse was completed in my typical fashion…well past midnight on Christmas Eve.

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#10 posted 12-26-2013 04:11 AM

But finished Dan and with a whole heap of love ….
Well done, there’ll be a couple of very happy little ones to receive that gift….

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

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