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Project by woodcox posted 11-22-2012 05:09 AM 1490 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I made this for my baby girl who is ten months old. It will be her first xmas present. Her eyes lit up when she first saw it and loved her first test drive. This is my first project in over ten years. I am very excited to start woodworking again. This has given me inspiration not only to make her toys and furniture but to make this a great hobby. I loved the process. Though I have a long way to go in every aspect of bringing out the beauty and purpose of wood crafting. I cant wait.

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#1 posted 11-22-2012 05:19 AM

That’s great plus it’s for your little Girl how can you beat that?


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#2 posted 11-22-2012 11:39 AM

Welcome to LJ’s!

Welcome back to wood!

It’s always great building for children. Nice job.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 11-23-2012 03:02 AM

Very Nice Indeed!! Thanks for Posting!


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#4 posted 11-23-2012 03:19 AM

Looks like a nice job, hope she gets lots of enjoyment out of it.

-- A posse ad esse

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#5 posted 11-23-2012 04:04 AM

I know baby girls…you’re in a heap of trouble dad so expect MANY more projects for her as she grows into

Great looking horsey and sure to get a lot of use and will always be a part of her life and she’ll smile and tell dad made that for me when I was 10 months just look at all the furniture he’s built for me since that Christmas. :-)

Girls have a way of suckering their dads big time!

-- Bruce Free Plans

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#6 posted 11-24-2012 03:05 AM

This is great. Did you use plans or did you come up with it yourself?

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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#7 posted 11-24-2012 09:34 PM

This is beautiful in it’s simplicity. I have been looking for a plan like this, did you buy the plan somewhere, or find it in a book, or just make it up?

-- ~Julie~

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#8 posted 11-25-2012 12:26 AM

Excellent wood choice and snappy finish! You’re way ahead of whoever is in second place!



-- " his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#9 posted 11-25-2012 05:04 AM

Thank you all for the likes. Just dont zoom in….... I wanted something small enough for her to use now as an aid in her balance and cordination development. So I searched toddler rocking horse images and found a profile pic of this. I then cranked up the brightness on my tablet and traced it to paper. Next I made scale templates from card stock. I changed some lines and dimensions for my liking. It is aprox 24” long, the rockers are 6” tall and the head is 9” tall. I narrowed the seat to 7” wide and shortened the back rest to 5” high above the seat. I wish i would have studied the pic closer. The seat probably should have been dadoed to accept the rockers instead I just cut the rockers to span the seat. Also I used a one inch dowel, 3/4” would have fit her hands better. The back rest hangs below as a spreader. About a three inch spreader underneath the head. Cherry, shellac and lacquer.done

-- "My god has more wood than your god" ... G. Carlin.

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#10 posted 11-25-2012 04:36 PM

Thanks for the added details, fabulous horse!

-- ~Julie~

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#11 posted 09-11-2017 01:30 PM

This is a great rocking horse.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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