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Project by tealetm posted 09-22-2017 01:52 PM 927 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished this rocking horse for my one year old son. Made from rough cut cherry and walnut that I milled up in my small shop.

Fun project- I’ve never worked from plans and templates before but it certainly made things easier. Plans were good (from woodcraft) but they did have me drill a few holes that served no purpose on the rockers so I had to plug them. I should have through through things a little bit more instead of relying on the plans 100%.

14” Jet bandsaw worked, but was extremely slow going through 5 inches of stacked walnut!

Sanded to 220 and finished with two coats of Watco Danish Oil.





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PPK

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#1 posted 09-22-2017 02:14 PM

Very pretty horse. Nicely built.

-- Pete

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#2 posted 09-22-2017 02:49 PM

That’s a wonderful rocking horse.

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fivecodys

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#3 posted 09-22-2017 04:06 PM

Beautiful!
I love the saddle!

-- When you leave your shop for the night, make sure you can always count to 10.

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ralbuck

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#4 posted 09-22-2017 06:35 PM

I have made 60+ rocking horses; absolutely none as pretty as that one though. GREAT JOB!

Plans are to be looked over started from and then put in the drawer to do it right!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#5 posted 09-22-2017 06:41 PM

This is a wonderful rocking horse and it displays a lot of very nice craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#6 posted 09-22-2017 06:42 PM

Very sturdy hoarse, great for more sons and daughters.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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tealetm

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#7 posted 09-22-2017 06:42 PM

Thank you all for the compliments!

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#8 posted 09-23-2017 01:06 AM

Hi oh Cherry oh, job well done, congrats.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#9 posted 09-24-2017 08:03 PM

Nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

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

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twoblacklabs

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#10 posted 10-18-2017 03:04 PM

Have the same one. It’s been in progress for several years. Lost motivation when I realized just how much it was going to cost to ship to LA for the first granddaughter. It’s been sitting for awhile. I need to finish it for the another granddaughter is local.

Ugh. I suck.

Nice work.

-- If You Haven't Got the Time to Do It Right, When Will You Find the Time to Do It Over?

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