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Finished Rocking Carousel Horse

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Project by skeeterusaf posted 02-28-2014 01:46 PM 1536 views 3 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally finished this rocking horse for my daughter’s first birthday. Very challenging and rewarding. There are mirrors on the bottom rockers but I took the pic before removing the inserts lol. Please comment good or bad. Thanks

-- I cut three boards and all four were too short. www.jrcustomwoodworks.com





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 02-28-2014 02:28 PM

Beautiful work! It looks like you used an intarsia approach for all your added decoration, so any chance of elaborating on your construction? Your daughter will be thrilled and treasure your creation of a family heirloom. Thanks for posting.

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

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#2 posted 02-28-2014 02:53 PM

Just not possible to think of any bad comments. That is excellent work, that horse will be rode thorough many generations of kids.

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#3 posted 02-28-2014 02:53 PM

very nice

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#4 posted 02-28-2014 03:27 PM

She’s a Beauty, Skeeter.

Very well done, nice detailing.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#5 posted 02-28-2014 03:34 PM

Gorgeous.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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mmh

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#6 posted 02-28-2014 03:40 PM

This is really beautiful and the love that you put into creating it really shows. I’m sure it will be cherished for many, many years!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#7 posted 02-28-2014 03:52 PM

Unique and wonderful ,this is a treasure she will always hold on to.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#8 posted 02-28-2014 05:06 PM

Wow, very nice rocking horse. You have done an amazing job and I imagine quite involved…thanks for sharing.

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

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#9 posted 02-28-2014 05:17 PM

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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#10 posted 02-28-2014 05:20 PM

That’s a real beauty. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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#11 posted 02-28-2014 07:42 PM

Execellent design and execution

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#12 posted 02-28-2014 08:33 PM

Beautifully executed. The added details really bring out the full flavor of the vintage carousel.

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

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#13 posted 02-28-2014 10:47 PM

Skeeter,

Makes me wish my kids were younger. Great job!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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Woodbridge

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#14 posted 02-28-2014 11:21 PM

fabulous job. Carving a carousel horse is on my to do list.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#15 posted 03-01-2014 03:11 AM

wow you did a wonderful job, it turned out wonderful

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---etsy.com/shop/SussmanWoodworking--

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