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Project by yakbait posted 10-31-2017 02:17 PM 914 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started getting into woodworking this year and my first project was a keepsake box that I wasn’t particularity proud of… but wanted to show off this rocking horse I made as a Christmas gift for my grandson. I made it from poplar with cherry inlay and saddle and walnut trim. Finished with General Finishes gel stain and four coats of Arm-R-Seal.

I’d also like to admit I’ve been trolling this forum for some time and want to thank everyone for all the inspiration that you guys have provided.

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#1 posted 10-31-2017 03:05 PM

Well done, that is one of the nicest rocking horses I have seen. Your grand son will have a grand time. Keep up the first class wood work.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#2 posted 10-31-2017 04:26 PM

Welcome! Very nice work!

-- Pete

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#3 posted 10-31-2017 05:30 PM

Bravo grand-pa, now wait to see the smile, it is a reward by itself beiieve me
keep on making saw dust.

-- andrek

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#4 posted 10-31-2017 06:22 PM

This is a delightful rocking horse. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#5 posted 10-31-2017 08:21 PM

Nicely done!!!
I build one of these way back 1986 or so and still remember how much fun it was to build.

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs

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#6 posted 10-31-2017 09:52 PM

Very nicely done! Your grandson will have many hours of fun on this fine rocking horse as will his children.

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

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#7 posted 11-01-2017 09:37 AM

Nice rocking horse yakbait.

Leather ears, hmm, I’d often wondered how to get the ears past the safety police.

-- If I say I'll fix something around the house I will, there is no use nagging about it every 6 months.

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#8 posted 11-01-2017 11:50 AM

30 years ago when I first got into woodworking I built one almost exactly like this for my daughter. We still have it. This year I built one for my granddaughter. I’m sure it will stay around for years as well.
A great project to get started with.
Looks great, well done.

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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#9 posted 11-01-2017 12:15 PM

Great design and very well executed. I too have recently became a first time grandfather. I believe a rocking horse is a rite of passage for any woodworking Grandparent. Keep up the good work. Looking forward for your third project.

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#10 posted 11-01-2017 06:21 PM

You entered woodworking world with some awesome project. Something like this would be my later stage, not the begining.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 11-01-2017 06:54 PM

Great job

Welcome to Lumberjocks

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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