Maple and Purple Heart Rocking Horse for Addelyn

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Project by Sandy posted 01-18-2019 08:33 AM 1400 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have now completed my third rocking horse. This one, made of maple and purple heart, was made for granddaughter, Addelyn, son David’s first baby. It joins the walnut and maple one made for grandson Ian and the maple and cherry one made for granddaughter Maia.

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#1 posted 01-18-2019 12:13 PM

I love when people make such nice toys for kids… This is beautiful …

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#2 posted 01-18-2019 12:59 PM

Thank you!

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#3 posted 01-18-2019 02:04 PM

Nice Horse. Cute grand baby.

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

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#4 posted 01-18-2019 02:06 PM


Thanks, Alex. I haven’t seen you in ages.

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#5 posted 01-18-2019 02:32 PM

Beautiful! i am sure it will be a keepsake . It looks like she is a pro at riding it already..

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#6 posted 01-18-2019 04:51 PM

What a nice Grampy !

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#7 posted 01-18-2019 05:39 PM

A very pretty rocking horse.

I like the removal? step as a very well thought out feature.

Three done ??? to go!

Start of an addiction. Making rocking horses is a fun thing to do. I have rocked on all I have made; 60+ now do not even know how many. I have been making them for 30+ years too. Every one still seems to get it’s own personality too. I do not think any 2 were exact clones either. Some were sold, many given away to family and friends too.

First one I made is still in occasional use by G-Grandkids.

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

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#8 posted 01-18-2019 06:08 PM

you have made a wonderful heirloom rocker for the grandchildren GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#9 posted 01-18-2019 08:42 PM

Great job grandpa!
She will treasure it forever!

-- A bad day woodworking is still better than a good day working.

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#10 posted 01-19-2019 12:56 AM

Really beautiful rocking horse! Lucky Granddaughter. I’m sure all of the rocking horses you’ve made will become heirlooms – they certainly should be. I love the purple heart and maple combination.

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#11 posted 01-19-2019 03:58 AM

That one nice horse you’ve created!!!

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#12 posted 01-19-2019 05:38 PM

Well done, he will treasure that. I still have the one my dad made me when I was a little one. Lots of nieces, nephews, their kids, my kids, my grandkids, cousins have ridden that steed off into the sunset!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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