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Project by jeffthewoodwacker posted 02-06-2008 03:30 AM 1563 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I was asked to make two rocking horses for coworkers who had recently had a new son added to their family. The horses were made of ash with walnut inlays and silver conchos added to the bridle. The step up on the rocker can be removed as the little cowboy grows. Toughest part of the project is to get the angle block that is attached behind the leg made correctly. A little planning and a few jigs made this much easier. To finish the project I had an engraved plate made with the name of the new owner, birthdate etc.

-- Those that say it can't be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.

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#1 posted 02-06-2008 03:32 AM

Great looking Rocking Horse.

I always planned to make engraved plates for the cradles I’ve made. But never done it yet.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#2 posted 02-06-2008 03:39 AM

This is a really great idea. I am sure that your coworkers were pleased with the rocking horse. Great project.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 02-06-2008 04:45 AM

Great looking house. I will be making one of those for my daughter when she is older.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 02-20-2008 12:31 AM

a great job.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#5 posted 06-04-2008 05:25 AM

I am just finishing one of these up. And you are right, that angled block is a tough one to get right. Looks great I hope that the one that I turn out looks as good. I do have a question though what is it that you did for the eyes on your horse?

-- I cut it twice and the damn thing is still too [email protected]#$%

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