Rocking Horse

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Project by KCoombs posted 05-17-2013 02:48 AM 2381 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Rocking horse I made for my friends’ children. I used a Rockler plan with minimal modifications. I liked the look of a painted horse on a stained base, for the contrast. The base and saddle are oak, stained with Sedona Red.

-- Kevin

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#1 posted 05-17-2013 04:30 AM

What a Great looking rocking horse Kevin….I can see the little smiling faces now

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#2 posted 05-17-2013 07:38 AM

Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#3 posted 05-17-2013 09:15 AM

Best “Black Stallion” i’ve seen. Well done.

Thanks for showing.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#4 posted 05-17-2013 10:57 AM

Beautiful rocking horse. What finished it? I think plugs on the seat will prevent child, it will be better for child to clean the seat.

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#5 posted 05-17-2013 12:22 PM

Thanks, folks! It was fun. Edward, I sealed the whole thing (before the yarn!) with Minwax Polycrylic. I agree, also, that the seat would have been better with plugs than mushroom caps. By the time my little brain had arrived at that conclusion, the caps were glued.

-- Kevin

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#6 posted 05-17-2013 12:29 PM

This is a wonderful mixture of colors and contrast and is so nicely done. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#7 posted 05-17-2013 01:48 PM

I too like the color combo,really draws the attention! And the horse and construction looks rock solid, nice work.

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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#8 posted 05-18-2013 12:26 AM

Red head rocky horse, cool.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#9 posted 05-21-2013 02:51 PM

Awesome rocking horse! Great design and wood combo. You just created a great family heirloom to be enjoyed for many years.


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#11 posted 06-03-2013 11:51 PM

G’day Kevin,
Top marks for a job well done.
I like the design of this rocker as it’ll be hard to tip over, though I’m sure some will try by lots of hard riding.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#12 posted 06-05-2013 05:18 AM

Fantastic !! collectors item. Would love to try this project for my Grand daughter, she will love it. Can I get the plans and how much do they cost?
Bhau from Pune , India

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