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The only way I seem to be able to add pictures now is from my phone; not from my good cameras’ cards; without severe modifications.

This is a project that was asked for by a new customer. I had never done rocking toy of this style before. Everything was new design except the rockers. I do like the challenge part, and will not make any money on this; but, it was fun.

It is 37” tall to the top of the pole. The rockers are 35-1/2 inches long and 14 inches wide.

The center rear is made from a piece of 2 by 8. The head is 1 by 12 glued and screwed together.

The pole is a rescued old closet rod that is 1-1/4 inch diameter. Everything is glued and screwed, with most of the screws that would be visible countersunk and plugged.

The handle and top cap are turned from the firewood pile. I think plum on the handle, and ?? on the top cap. If you can tell; please inform me,Thanks.

The assembly is helped a lot by the H-F folding clamping sawhorses that I have had for decades now.

Design is by the rjR—T & E Studio again.

The customer wants it unfinished as they are going to do their own paint job.

I will happily answer questions and very much like ideas too.

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

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#1 posted 07-30-2018 05:59 PM

очень хорошая работа

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#2 posted 07-30-2018 06:03 PM

This is a very nice rocking horse and the kids will love it.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#3 posted 07-30-2018 06:10 PM

Very nice will be cherished by the children as well as the parents. Job well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#4 posted 07-30-2018 06:14 PM

nice job,buddy
kids will be happy for sure

-- bambi

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#5 posted 07-30-2018 06:57 PM

Don’t have experiance in this field, but this looks realy great.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 07-30-2018 09:01 PM

Real nice rocking horse. Some little cowboy will love it!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 07-30-2018 11:35 PM

Did you “wing this or follow a plan? Either way it looks Great !

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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#9 posted 07-31-2018 12:18 AM

I must say that’s a cool riding horse. Almost wish I was a kid again. Great job.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#10 posted 07-31-2018 12:20 AM

You just made some very lucky kid, and happy for a long time. I’ve done one a while ago, and its still rocks.

-- andrek

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#11 posted 07-31-2018 12:31 AM

I really like your design. Nicely done!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#12 posted 07-31-2018 01:49 AM

Looks great!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#13 posted 07-31-2018 02:06 AM

Cute design. Hopefully the customer will send you a picture after they paint it – would be fun to see the final status.

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#15 posted 07-31-2018 10:07 AM

Geddy up!!!

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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