|Project by MaartenDC||posted 12-16-2013 04:48 PM||559 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
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!