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Project by skeeterusaf posted 151 days ago 1196 views 3 times favorited 23 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 151 days ago

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 151 days ago

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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david38

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#3 posted 151 days ago

very nice

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GrandpaLen

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#4 posted 151 days ago

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 151 days ago

Gorgeous.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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mmh

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#6 posted 151 days ago

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 151 days ago

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

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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aussiedave

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#8 posted 151 days ago

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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deon

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#9 posted 151 days ago

Great work!

-- Dreaming patterns

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 151 days ago

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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ratchet

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#11 posted 151 days ago

Execellent design and execution

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Northwest29

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#12 posted 151 days ago

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 151 days ago

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 151 days ago

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

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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steve_in_ohio

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#15 posted 151 days ago

wow you did a wonderful job, it turned out wonderful

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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