Rocking Horse for TWW charity build

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Project by bigbuddha posted 11-04-2011 05:16 AM 1857 views 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my second contribution to the Wood Whisperer 2011 Charity Build! Solicited friends and family to donate to the cause in lieu of a birthday present and two people ended up donating, so I made 2 and the other one already went to my friends’ place. This one goes to my sister, which will actually be for my daughter, who’s birthday is in a few days. Good thing is, it’ll stay at her place ;).

Handles attached with foxtail wedged tenons and eyes are just hand rounded dowels glued into a hole. I also used the Kreg jig to attach the body sides to the saddle so we can take the horse apart for storage. My sister wanted to leave the screw holes exposed to make it look a bit more rustic. Guess I should go replace some of the mismatched panhead screws ;). Finish is dewaxed shellac, milk paint, and WB poly. Quick fun project!

-- helen

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#1 posted 11-04-2011 09:48 AM

Great job, I wish I wasnt so behind in the 4 projects I have going right now to make one of these. Its such a great cause. Congrats!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#2 posted 11-04-2011 04:22 PM

Great project and a great cause. Well done!

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#3 posted 11-05-2011 01:54 AM

These horses are great!
Where are the plans for this?

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho

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#4 posted 11-05-2011 02:02 AM

Here are the plans: It’s a quick project, took me about a week with a couple hours here and there.

If you can finish it before Nov 14, submit it to Marc and it’ll count towards the donations!! More info here:

-- helen

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