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Third Rocking Horse

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Project by tonycr28 posted 11-01-2009 02:11 PM 2752 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my third rocking horse. I made this for a friend’s little girl. If you saw the first rocking horse, you can tell it looks a little bit better. I would always try and tweak them a little big different. For example, attaching the seat different, or adjusting the size of the rockers. I would try and adjust the rockers to fit the size of the child. The first one for my nephew had very large rockers because my nephew was 3 or 4 years old and would be hard rocker. The second one was for my neice, who was 1 or 2 years old, and I did not want it to rock that hard. This one is just kind of middle. I don’t know if that made any sense, but I don’t know how to explain it any better. I use a pattern, but tweak it to my own style. Of course my wife thought it would look better painted instead of stained. As you can tell, I am by no means a professional. After the high demand of other people wanting rocking horses, for the first time I was ready to quit my job and start making rocking horses. Ha ha. If would still be nice if I could quit and woodwork all the time, but not possible right now. Right now it is still the days I’m off and whenever I can sneak to my garage.

P.S. Please don’t judge me by my messy workbench. I work with limited space and sometimes when putting stuff together I get tools and parts going everywhere.

-- Tony, Pliny,WV "Never do a wrong thing to make a friend or keep one."- Robert E. Lee





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#1 posted 11-01-2009 02:33 PM

Another great job and one I’ll have to watch :)

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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#2 posted 11-01-2009 03:09 PM

That’s a cute rocking horse. I’m sure the kids will enjoy for years.

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

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#3 posted 11-01-2009 03:12 PM

Nice

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#4 posted 11-01-2009 04:18 PM

Great looking little horses!

What did you put on the handles?

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 11-01-2009 06:06 PM

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#6 posted 11-01-2009 06:11 PM

Cute rocker.I love how you finished it off for the little girl.I’m sure she will love it.

-- Dustygirl..Hastings,Ontario.. How much wood can 1 gal chuck if 1 gal can't cut wood?

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#7 posted 11-02-2009 05:32 PM

I used some lacey material edging to wrap the handles.

-- Tony, Pliny,WV "Never do a wrong thing to make a friend or keep one."- Robert E. Lee

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#8 posted 11-02-2009 05:34 PM

I appreciate the compliments. I know its not perfect, but I’m learning from this site alot. Thank-you.

-- Tony, Pliny,WV "Never do a wrong thing to make a friend or keep one."- Robert E. Lee

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