Rocking Horse #9: Final Assembly

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Blog entry by MC posted 07-15-2012 10:40 PM 1889 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: Final Assembly in Progress Part 9 of Rocking Horse series Part 10: Finished (Almost) »

Finished making the last of the parts this weekend and got everything put together. Added the booster step and ears made from the same ambrosia maple as the rockers. The mane and tail trim pieces came from some cherry I had left over from another project. The eyes are the same walnut dowel as the handles only stained ebony. That will be the only stain used on this project.

What remains is some final sanding, finishing and some leather ears. For the finish I am using shellac as a sanding sealer followed by polyurethane. Hope to have the finished pics up next week.

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#1 posted 07-16-2012 03:58 PM

A trusty Steed indeed, with a great saddle, ready to ride many miles of trails.

A nice wide stance that should keep the little cowpunchers safely in the saddle.

Very nice design, nicely done. – 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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