Rocking Horse

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Project by MikeLRoss posted 03-19-2019 07:50 PM 321 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a rocking horse that I made from plans,, for my grandson. It’s supposed to be a “weekend” project achievable with hand tools. It took me almost six months working one day a week. Granted, I had to make some parts four or five times to get them right, but… a weekend project it isn’t. I also used a bandsaw, circular sander, spindle sander, miter saw, and drill press.

-- Michael L. Ross, Newton

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#1 posted 03-19-2019 09:49 PM

Good job grandpa! That’s a beauty.

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#2 posted 03-19-2019 11:34 PM

Nice job and that there horse is sure to win the race!!!

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#3 posted 03-20-2019 04:19 AM

That one active horse. well done

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#4 posted 03-20-2019 09:26 PM

Cute horse…some kid will have great time on it.

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#5 posted 03-22-2019 01:48 AM

It is a lovely piece. really cool… After the novelty of it wears off it will still be a great place to hang his clothes.

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#6 posted 04-16-2019 02:50 PM

I had to laugh about hanging his clothes … could come true. Hopefully it will get passed down through his sisters, and eventually their kids. I did make a couple of modifications to the plans – I drilled the hole for the foot rest all the way through both sides and the vertical support, because I thought it would lend stability. That enabled me to use one continuous dowel for the foot rest, rather than two dowel pieces glued into separate holes on each side. Same for the legs – they didn’t have dowels holding them on in the plans, but I drilled holes all the way through the sides and body, and used continuous dowels in addition to glue. Also the top handholds. My wife says I always overbuild – but with kids? Who knows?

-- Michael L. Ross, Newton

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