Rocking Horse

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Project by llewel posted 03-01-2017 09:40 PM 973 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a rocking horse that I built from a pattern that my Dad had purchased. As I recall the horse’s name was Merrilegs. Their design called for using fake fur for the mane and tail. I stumbled across a roofing tar mop in a lumber yard called Furrows Lumber (now out of business) that had multicolored strings. I took it apart and removed all of the orange strings and made the mane and tail out of that. My wife quilted the seat cover and the ears are fashioned of leather from an old red leather coat she had found in a junk store somewhere. The overall length on this guys is about 50”. I stained the rockers and lower members, brush painted him with red enamel. I think he came out pretty nice. He now adorns my family room.

-- Llewel, Texas

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#1 posted 03-01-2017 09:59 PM

Thats an heirloom project. A lot fancier than those that I built for my kids.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#2 posted 03-01-2017 11:14 PM

Sweet! You must have used the same dang plans that I did.

I used a mop head too, but I got mine from the local hardware store. Kind of a pain stuffing the ends into the holes but it turned our great.

I do like your extra touches though – like the bridle and the quilted seat. Very nice!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#3 posted 03-04-2017 01:48 AM

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#4 posted 03-04-2017 07:48 PM

This is a beautiful rocking horse and so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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