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Seen a nice Rocking Horse someone made on here and thought I’d try and make one for my wee one.

 

It’s made out of the first tree I Milled, a Beech. And an oak I milled too.

 

The dowels are Walnut.IMG_5834.jpgIMG_5842.jpgIMG_5841.jpgIMG_5839.jpg

 

If I make another I’ll deffo invest in a spindle sander.

 

I need to cut off the raised part of the Saddle as it digs into her bum. Then oil the horse part.

 

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Outstanding. That looks great. 

And here I am screwing rounds and cookies together to make shitty looking rabbits. Something to aspire to, at least!

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Outstanding. That looks great. 
And here I am screwing rounds and cookies together to make shitty looking rabbits. Something to aspire to, at least!



Thank you. :)

It’s not that difficult to do really, just need the right tools and a bunch of time.

The band on my band-saw snapped so I bought a nice DeWalt cordless Jigsaw to cut the templates out. Most of the bits came out great, but a couple not so great which resulted in hours of sanding. :( would have been better waiting for the new bands to arrive. 🤣 live and learn.

A trim router really helped. And needed to buy a bunch more clamps, plus the dowels.

Infact it might have been cheaper just to buy one.

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Forgot to add when I did mine I didnt use a spindle sander but found a router and rounding over bit sorted all the curves.

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Forgot to add when I did mine I didnt use a spindle sander but found a router and rounding over bit sorted all the curves.
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I bought a trim router for all edges. I think a spindle sander would be great for all the bends/radius on the legs etc
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Nice horses guys I would love to make a chainsaw carved one out of one piece ,but time , the one my dad made me looked like yours Lazarus, I loved that horse , the happiness on your daughters face is ace ,cool as 

Cheers Mark 

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