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||The first 2 horses that I made, were maple, so I was
able to use birch dowels from the hardware store and wooden balls from
the craft store. This one was made from oak, and I really wanted these
parts to match. Being a novice at the lathe I was surprised how easy it
was to come up with some fair lookin pieces! Click
here to see how I made these! Or you can go
here to find oak dowels on-line.
||Pilot holes need to be drilled for the saddle parts.
This is a simple way to guide your drill at the proper angle. Set the angle
gauge and just sight along it with your drill bit.
you would like the plans, you can get them here.
||Three coats of semi-gloss polyurethane and we're done!
This is a very nice project to put together. Some woodworking skills are
needed, along with a table saw for the angle cuts. A jigsaw is needed for
the curved cuts, (a bandsaw would be quicker) and a drill press would be
helpful in drilling the hole in the head for the reins.
Perhaps a more traditional style Rocking horse?
|Classic Pony Rocker Plan|
|This beautiful pony rocker will make your kids or grandchildren happy! Ready-to-trace pattern. Yarn is suggested for the mane and tail. 25'' high x 44'' long.|
Classic Pony Rocker Plan