Rocking horse

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Project by Ritmann posted 11-19-2014 04:25 PM 2836 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So this is my first project here at LJ. This is a rocking horse modeled after one my grandfather built over 40 years ago. A photographer friend saw it and wanted one for her studio. The sides and head are redwood and the seat, back and handle are oak. Fun little project but there is no way I can replicate the 40+ years of love and abuse the original had.

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#1 posted 11-19-2014 05:46 PM

Kids seem to love them. I’m sure you will get more requests. Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

Over the years I have made some similar for my kids, grandkids and others (also going back 40 years) with both a horse head and a Labrador retriever profile. Add a padded seat and without the back rest so the little ones can get their leg over easier. A pict is on the 2nd page of my projects.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#2 posted 11-19-2014 08:33 PM

Wonderful and great work, would like to know the dimensions, if possible, thanks for sharing

-- Pete in NC

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#3 posted 11-19-2014 11:22 PM

Funny, my first project on LJ’s was almost identical to this. Slippery slope this place is for many:)
Nice work man. Cool to remake an heirloom like this.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#4 posted 11-20-2014 01:40 AM

thank for sharing. It’s kinda cool to think but maybe 40 years from now your grandson will build one.

-- Money: if you do not have fun earning it, have fun spending it, I do not enjoy spending it so I have fun earning it.

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#5 posted 11-20-2014 03:09 AM

I agree with exit116, 40 years from now yours will be the one with love and abuse. Nicely done.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 11-20-2014 04:32 AM

That is really cool, and Im sure it will be passed down thru the family. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#7 posted 11-20-2014 04:47 AM

That’s a fun design,nice work.


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#8 posted 11-20-2014 11:38 AM

Vary nice Project. Well Executed and a great design! Thanks for Sharing!

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#9 posted 11-20-2014 08:18 PM

Hey guys thanks for the great comments. I look forward to posting a lot more projects on here. ptofimpact, I will get you the deminsions as soon as I get back from vacation.

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