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Project by Roz posted 06-07-2008 08:47 PM 6364 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I was on instructor duty at NTC Great Lakes IL. an old shipmate arrived for training in my school building. Victor or Vic had a new little girl who was just walking and he missed her a lot. One day he dropped in on us at the Woodworkers Shop. We were making Rocking horses as a training project and skill builder. Vic decided he wanted to build one for his little girl and did. After completing his training he returned home where he and horse were big hits with his little girl. Now Vic has another little girl and would like to make a horse for her but does not have access to the equipment he needs. My wife and I are going to visit them all this summer in New York State and I told him I would make up a kit that he could finish and this is what I have come up with. The Carryall is made with hand cut dovetails (Which I need to pratice cutting) and is from cutoffs I had left from a recient project to remove gutters from my 1864 house. It holds the small pieces and can be used by Vic and Becky as they restore their own old home in Brownsville NewYork, or perhaps to hold toys. Not a real impressive project but this is how I have been spending some of my woodworking time.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."





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#1 posted 06-07-2008 08:56 PM

very cool idea,do you have plans you could post? i have a little girl who just turned two who would love it. thanks.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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#2 posted 06-07-2008 08:57 PM

Very very nice. Did/do you have the plans for it?

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#3 posted 06-07-2008 09:07 PM

I don’t have plans that I can post but have some websites that you can get them from.

http://www.toysandjoys.com/
http://www.woodcraftplans.com/
http://www.woodworking.com/links_show2.cfm?CurrentPage=11&id=21
http://www.charmingfairwoodentoys.com/
Hope this helps. If you need more info let me know.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#4 posted 06-07-2008 10:56 PM

thanks roz.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com

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#5 posted 06-07-2008 11:55 PM

Hey Roper, I just remembered you can get the plans from Rockler Woodworking or Grizzly Industrial Also.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#6 posted 06-08-2008 01:36 AM

Great idea!!

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 06-08-2008 05:16 AM

Hi Roz

Great job on the rocking horse. I am sure your friend will be thrilled with the job you did. Thanks for posting.

God Bless tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#8 posted 06-08-2008 06:43 AM

true friend you are!!! woodworking at 5am for a friend and now this project…great stuff!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#9 posted 06-08-2008 04:03 PM

Great job

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#10 posted 06-13-2008 11:28 AM

This is a wonderful idea. You get to share the joy of woodworking with your fiend and give him the resources to make a wonderful gift for his daughter. Well done.

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

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