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Project by coachjohnson posted 251 days ago 1811 views 21 times favorited 48 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built this horse for my niece for Christmas. Nothing was carved it was all cut with a band saw or scroll saw. Made from construction grade syp, poplar and cedar. Not the hardest of materials but maybe it will last. Her mother wanted it white washed. So the body is white washed using a half and half mixture of kilz and water then brushed on like stain. I haven’t put a top coat on it yet because I can’t decide on what to use. So any suggestions in that area would be greatly appreciated. I’ve only got a small compressor so spraying anything is out of the equation. Thanks for looking and thanks for the feed back

-- Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part.





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cajunpen

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#1 posted 251 days ago

That is nice. I would use a durable finish – maybe some Poly.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Nicky

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#2 posted 251 days ago

Wow! Outstanding work.

-- Nicky

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David

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#3 posted 251 days ago

OMG ! That is outstanding ! Where did you get the plans for that or is it your own design?I’d love to get a set. Keep up the awesome work!

-- Islandwoodworker@Gmail.com

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svenbecca

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#4 posted 251 days ago

I think a coat of satin poly and call it done. That is one of the prettiest rocking horses I’ve ever seen. Well done. I would be interested in plans as well.

-- A carpenter takes an ugly, knotted, twisted piece of wood and makes something beautiful and pure from it. Jesus is a carpenter, I am a piece of wood.

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Northwest29

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#5 posted 251 days ago

Simply gorgeous! Great job!

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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HillbillyShooter

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#6 posted 251 days ago

Very nicely done—I’m partial to polyurethane, specifically Fast (Quick) Drying Minwax.

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

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Woodbridge

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#7 posted 251 days ago

wow that is a super looking rocking horse. There are so many wonderful details in the horse and the rockers. The effect you ave achieved with the band sawn/scroll sawn decorations really do look like the were carved. It really does have the wonderful look of an old time carousel horse.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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BenR

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#8 posted 250 days ago

That is the best rocking horse I have ever seen. I just found out that I will be a grandparent a few days ago and was just thinking about making a rocking horse. I would be interested in plans also. I agree with the others on the finish – satin poly. Allow it to completely dry and harden so it will be non-toxic to the little ones. Fabulous build and design.

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a1Jim

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#9 posted 250 days ago

Amazing rocker ,fantastic work.

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hoss12992

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#10 posted 250 days ago

Wow, this is really cool. Great job

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deon

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#11 posted 250 days ago

Very fancy work

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AussieOs

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#12 posted 250 days ago

Man that is just stunning, the detail is just brilliant. I gotta ask, is it a commercial plan?

-- Os, Melbourne Aus

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aussiedave

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#13 posted 250 days ago

WOW!!...that is awesome, what an amazing horse. I can only imagine the shrieks of joy and wonder when your niece sees that horse on Christmas day. Of course you have set the bar fairly high now….you need to start planning for Christmas 2014….LOL Awesome project.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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BigFoot Products Canada

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#14 posted 250 days ago

Great Project!

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Hi_C

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#15 posted 250 days ago

Outstanding work!

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