Rocking horse

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Project by YouthfullMind posted 06-10-2021 10:43 PM 924 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a new nephew in the family. I wasn’t sure what to get them for a present since this was their 5th child. I figured an heirloom quality rocking horse would be a neat gift. I can’t take credit for the design: Kay Bojesen was a dutch woodworker/designer and was known for her rocking horses. Her design really caught my eye. This was my first time doing a curved lamination. Overall the build went smoothly. I got stuck trying to figure out the angles on the bottom of the legs. After thinking about the cut for about 2 days, I finally figured out that the answer was quite simple. The only problem I ran into was the router template bit tore the ears off (fortunately I was able to fix it and it is pretty difficult to see). It is small and the seat stands at 12”. Hopefully he will grow quickly so he can use soon.

Wood: Black Walnut Joinery: Dominos Head/tail: Laminated walnut, cut with bandsaw and trimmed with router pattern. Rockers: Curved lamination Seat: Table saw cove to create a “saddle” Handle: Shop made dowel Finish: Natural Danish oil

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#1 posted 06-11-2021 04:35 AM

Nice rocking horse :)
Btw Kay was from Denmark.

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#2 posted 06-11-2021 05:04 AM

What a very delicate refined rocking horse. Really a fine piece.

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#3 posted 06-11-2021 03:44 PM

Looks good!

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