Project6 Simple Rocking Horse

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Project by Phil7979 posted 01-07-2021 02:34 PM 486 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My wife persuaded me to branch out from making garden furniture and asked me to make a rocking horse to add to her doll/teddy bear collection. Having limited woodworking experience and none at all in making toys, I purposely kept it as simple as I could. Here’s the almost finished article prior to final preparation before applying the finish, which is going to be Danish Oil.

-- Phil

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#1 posted 01-07-2021 02:54 PM

Looks great!

-- Clark

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#2 posted 01-07-2021 10:11 PM

Your wife is a wise woman. That looks very nice. Is it large enough for a child, or doll sized?

-- Mike (near Boston) ... Laziness is the mother of invention, necessity is the mother of exhaustion - me

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#3 posted 01-07-2021 11:41 PM

Neat job PhilVIICMLXXIX (sorry for the renaming, I’m an old Roman Hungarian refugee)! Welcome to LJ.

How far can you trot it around in your back yard… can it jump steeples?

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#4 posted 01-08-2021 02:36 PM

Thanks for the kind comments. I can’t take all the credit for this though as the originator should receive some credit too for providing the free templates. If anyone is interested in making their own rocking horse you can get all the information and free templates at this address:

Kind regards,

-- Phil

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#5 posted 01-09-2021 12:03 PM

Oh, forgot to mention: the rocker is sized for a child, say, 3>6 years old.

-- Phil

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#6 posted 01-09-2021 05:02 PM

Very nice rocker. Reminds me of one My Dad made for our kids. They rode it to death!

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