Yet another Pony Rocker

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Project by Don Johnson posted 05-07-2020 02:21 PM 497 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I saw April Wilkerson’s YouTube video for a very cute small rocking elephant I thought that I might make one for my neighbour’s son, but although April could supply CNC ready cut templates in the US, she had not yet produced downloadable print versions suitable for me in the UK. Needing something to do urgently in our virus lockdown, I therefore decided to make another pony rocker like the ones I made previously – since I still had the templates. Halfway through construction, Avril sent me an email advising that downloadable print templates WERE now available, but I shall have to wait for the next child candidate for a rocker to send for those.

I used the laminated pine strips ‘timberboard’ again rather than MDF, but had to contend with bits splitting off as I routed around the patterns, which required quite a few areas needing Bondo-type filler – which had to be coloured from white to try to match the pine. What a pain! Perhaps using MDF, and painting – with its delays for drying – rather than easy Danish Oil finishing, would be preferable if I make another.

Later . . . I think he likes it!

-- Don, Somerset UK,

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#1 posted 05-08-2020 01:49 AM

Real nice rocking horse, Don. I’m working on my first one right now.


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

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#2 posted 05-08-2020 02:19 AM

Sharp looking rocker and it should get a lot of use. Good job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#3 posted 05-08-2020 08:28 AM

That horse is just beautiful Don.
Very well done indeed.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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