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Project by Davevand posted 04-28-2018 10:03 PM 919 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A rocking horse I made for a friend of mine who swore she would never have a baby, well at 42 she just had a baby boy. Made with mahogany, walnut and maple.





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English

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#1 posted 04-28-2018 11:22 PM

Nice job!! I built one of these a month ago. Had a blast. I can’t wait to see the pictures of the child riding. How about you?

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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#2 posted 04-29-2018 12:05 AM

That’s a wonderful horse. That little guy is going to love it.

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#3 posted 04-29-2018 12:12 AM

Very nice work, I made one some time ago for my baby duck. She still rocks and still enjoys it this one toy that will never go out of fashion. Bravo,

-- andrek

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#4 posted 04-29-2018 12:13 AM

Way cute!!!

-- An Index Of My Model making Blogs http://lumberjocks.com/htl/blog/116729

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#5 posted 04-29-2018 01:48 AM

Very nice.

-- Don, Saginaw Mi

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#6 posted 04-29-2018 02:16 AM

super nice rocking horse, she waited along time to get it, bet she wished now she had a baby sooner.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#7 posted 04-29-2018 03:29 AM

Very Nice & Well Done Dave! He’s gonna Love It!

Regards: Rick

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#8 posted 04-29-2018 03:31 AM

That’s a really nice rocking horse and her son will not only enjoy it but will relish it when he gets older.
Tell your friend never say never!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#9 posted 04-29-2018 04:19 AM

Nice rocker. They are like a right of passage for Grandpa’s everywhere, not sure where you fit in there, but the end result is another happy kid. Nice work, and thanks for sharing.

-- Think safe, be safe

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ralbuck

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#10 posted 04-29-2018 05:03 PM

A GREAT JOB. I like it extremely well.

Many of the “rocking horses” I see n the wood-sites have been just blindly following the pattern. This shows innovation and a real style too.

I have made 85+ (31+ years of making them now )—rocking toys of many sizes; including alpacas, elephant, and 4 sizes of horses. The horses include a few that supported over 250 pounds easily.

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

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#11 posted 04-29-2018 06:18 PM

You did a beautiful job on this rocking horse and the kids will love it. Nice work!

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

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Davevand

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#12 posted 04-29-2018 08:01 PM

This is the first one I have made in more than 10 years. I am getting reports from a friend that I gave one to that her kids who are 11 and 9 are still arguing of who can use it. They sit on it and either read or watch TV.

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#13 posted 04-30-2018 04:58 AM

Beautiful horse -some kid will sure enjoy ridding on it.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 05-01-2018 03:06 AM

Wonderful idea, I am sure it will be passed down a number of times

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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