LumberJocks Woodworking Forum banner
  • Please post in our Community Feedback thread for help with the new forum software! If you are having trouble logging in, please Contact Us for assistance.

Project Information

After having the 8/4 butternut in my stock for several years, I finally working up the courage to try my first attempt at carving. The result is "Chinook," a traditional English Rocking Horse on a swing stand made of ash. I used the bandsaw, mallet and chisels, drawknife, microplanes and lots of sandpaper. The tack and real horsehair for the mane and tail were purchased from Gord's Wood Crafts in Ontario. My four grandsons enjoy riding Chinook whenever they come to visit.

Bill

Gallery

Comments

·
In Loving Memory
Joined
·
26,886 Posts
Bill, thats a beaut carving job. I guess getting the outline perfect is tricky but the shaping & rounding would be a real challenge.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5 Posts
Bill, that will be passed down through several generations. Wonderful job!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,930 Posts
Great job!

Thanks for the post

Callum
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
365 Posts
Bill - great timing with the post - Calgary ought to have lots of young cowboys around who would love to ride Chinook
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
13,523 Posts
Hi Bill

Exquisite detail and design. A beautiful heirloom to pass on. You did an outstanding job on this piece. Thanks for posting.

God bless
tom
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,142 Posts
Simply amazing. This horse will create wonderful memories for many generations. Great job and thank you for sharing.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,214 Posts
Beautiful, out standing job.
Wished I`d had one of those when i was a child, instead of that stick horse,
Funny thing about a stick horse, no matter how far you ride you still feel like you walked all the way.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
16,431 Posts
Man, that is one heck of a rocking horse. Fantastic job!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6,894 Posts
Bill;

How did you get the horse to lie still?

This is the nicest looking rocking horse I've seen.

Extremely well done.

Lee
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,680 Posts
. . . and I thought my husband's horse was great. His "doesn't quite make it" in comparison. He said he'll have to try again when we have great-grandkids. We love your horse.

Is it solid? Or is his "belly" hollow? The real horsehair and saddle were a terrific finishing touch. What an heirloom!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
18,890 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
335 Posts
Wow! Great Job. Did you use any type of plans?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
97 Posts
Guy, I used the drawings of Anthony Dew from the Rocking Horse Shop in England.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,059 Posts
Calgary Bill - I am so glad this got put back on the pulse page. I almost lost my breath when I saw it. I can't believe this is your first.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
118,619 Posts
wonderful work i really like this rocking horse.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,185 Posts
Fabulous job on the rocking chair. Do you know Roman the Bootman on Lumberjocks from Calgary, I visited him last summer and he has made one too. You both do great work. Nice to see the work done by fellow Canadians.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,088 Posts
Just got to see your work. Superb job on the horse!
I, too , have carved this style of rocker and you are right the grandkids just keep coming back for more rides into the sunset!
Roman, the Bootman!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,327 Posts
This was posted before I even joined, so didn't see it until it got resurrected. Beautiful first carving!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
28,289 Posts
WOW, that is an impressive carving. You are a master!!

cheers, Jim
 
Top