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Project by archie18 posted 11-07-2008 04:12 AM 8639 views 7 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I try to build one special Christmas gift for great nephews/nieces each year. Having built a couple of normal rocking horses I tried something new for my farming nephew’s son. Built with combination of walnut,plywood, and cherry. All wood except for screws.

-- Robert in middle TN





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jerryw

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#1 posted 11-07-2008 04:20 AM

i really like your rocking tractor. very creative. being an old farm boy that brings back a lot of memories. i spent many hours sitting on green and yellow.

-- jerryw-wva.

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#2 posted 11-07-2008 04:46 AM

COOL ROCKING TRACTOR
GREAT JOB

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#3 posted 11-07-2008 05:35 AM

Beautifully built rocking tractor!
By now you should start thinking of the next year’s gift project.

Thanks for sharing.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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Bigbuck

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#4 posted 11-07-2008 06:02 AM

Cool idea, my nephews would really like that

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#5 posted 11-07-2008 04:55 PM

That is awesome! I bet he’s going to like that!

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#6 posted 11-08-2008 02:19 AM

sweet…

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#7 posted 11-08-2008 02:56 AM

Very solid & great design. well done.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#8 posted 11-09-2008 07:15 PM

Robert, Welcome to LumberJocks. That is a very cool idea. Sure he will have a lot of fun riding on that.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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woodup

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#9 posted 11-13-2008 05:53 AM

Btilliant design! Thanks for sharing!

-- Michael, Fort Worth, TX. "I wood if I could!"

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#10 posted 05-11-2009 10:45 PM

This would really go over big her. I live in a farming community in the largest agricultural area in Norway. The kids here (including many girls) are crazy about tractors. I would certainly build something like it if my grandkids were young enough. Nice job.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 05-11-2009 10:48 PM

very unique and nice

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#12 posted 01-11-2014 06:02 PM

Where did you get the plans for this. I know a little boy that would love it.

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#13 posted 01-12-2014 12:26 AM

Sorry, did not use plans,built the rockers and the platform then built the tractor to fit. Experimented with placement to get balance right.

-- Robert in middle TN

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