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Rocking Horse built for my grandaughter's first birthday.

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Project by Woodyworker posted 09-21-2021 11:19 PM 1213 views 2 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I started this in January. It took 7 months to build but i am very happy with how it turned out. This is the biggest project i have built. I am fairly new to woodworking. I built it for my Grandaughter’s first birthday. The plans were purchased and were very accurate and clear.





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#1 posted 09-22-2021 02:36 AM

So cute! Nice job! Very sweet gift

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#2 posted 09-22-2021 02:47 AM

That is totally awesome! Lot of work went into that.

-- Pain is temporary, quitting is forever.

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#3 posted 09-22-2021 03:33 AM

great job’
Chuck

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#4 posted 09-22-2021 05:00 AM

I just bought that pattern. I want to make one for my first Grandson. Although, I need to wait for the purchase of a Bandsaw.

-- Hey I'm Dyslexic! I don't have all day to check and re-check forum post.

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#5 posted 09-22-2021 11:10 AM

Super nice birthday gift for your granddaughter! Looks fantastic!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#6 posted 09-22-2021 03:07 PM

That is a beauty. And better yet it, will be passed down for generations.
Good job Grandpa!

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

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#7 posted 09-22-2021 04:34 PM

I just bought that pattern. I want to make one for my first Grandson. Although, I need to wait for the purchase of a Bandsaw.

-- Hey I'm Dyslexic! I don't have all day to check and re-check forum post.

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#8 posted 09-22-2021 06:51 PM

Way cut and a great project!!!

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#9 posted 09-22-2021 08:19 PM

The staining on the wood is great.

I’m hoping for a great grand daughter to build one for.

I would take a 1” or 3/4” round over bit to the edges of the seat.

All and all it’s a great build!

-- James E McIntyre

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#10 posted 09-23-2021 12:35 AM

Thank you for all of the comments! Kerux2 I cut it out with a scroll saw. I went really slow through the 1.5 inch oak and had preatty good control. It handled the oak fine.

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#11 posted 09-24-2021 12:57 AM

Nice job. She will love this. Beautiful project

-- AJ

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#12 posted 09-28-2021 04:38 PM

Very nice. My father, who couldn’t hammer a nail, had one made for my son. Yours is just as nice looking as the one from a professional woodworking shop.

My daughter just got married, and just in case, I have stored away a bunch of spalted maple that I got from a buddy who owns a sawmill. My hope is to use it for a rocking horse that looks like a painted pony.

-- Puddy and paint make me what a carpenter I aint.

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#13 posted 09-28-2021 08:24 PM

RIBrian thank you for the comments. Very happy to hear it looks professional. I watched my dad for years. He hand carved gunstocks from walnut trees on our farm. He would apply and hand rub 40 coats of finish. I have some of his patience but not all!

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#14 posted 09-29-2021 11:27 PM

Gitty up pard’ner…

Beautiful job on that…

Very cool…

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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