First project - Rocking horse

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Project by MaartenDC posted 12-16-2013 04:48 PM 808 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first project worthy of putting on Lumberjocks…

I made this rocking horse for my little nephew – as his godfather, I wanted to give him a rocking horse. The ones I found in shops just didn’t look right to me, so I decided to design and build one on my own. It took a long time to get completed: when I started I had no shop worthy of that name. One frustration led to another so I built a workbench to be able to work more easily. Once I got my shop somewhat organised – smooth sailing!

The wood used is a mix of pine, cabarra and beech (ikea countertop). I needed an idiotproof finish, so I finished with three coats of tung oil and then a coat of wax… turned out great!

Very steep learning curve on this one: I started out as a complete noob, but picked up some tools and techniques along the way. Even though there is definitely room for improvement, I am happy with the results, and exited to move on to the next project!

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#1 posted 12-19-2013 07:25 PM

It looks great and well crafted. Great wood mix and sturdy design. One little kid will be really happy. Great job!

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#2 posted 12-19-2013 10:46 PM

Your nephew will love it. I made my great Nephews a rocking fish two years aqo and now they are passing them on to there little brothers and sisters.

-- Ted ,Conesus,N.Y.

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#3 posted 12-21-2013 11:30 AM

Well sir this rocking horse looks a treat and will bring many hours of fun and play…..well done..

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

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