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    A couple of trusty steeds

    My niece is expecting her first baby in September. I decided to make her a rocking horse as a baby present. My other niece has a two year old who I made a toy chest when she was born. I figured I couldn't just make one, so two are in the works. One will have cedar legs and the other spalted maple. The "body" will end up being 3" thick. So the thing won't weight a ton I used pine for the inside of the body and will clad that with some QS oak that I'll dye darker for a nice contrast. Here's a couple of pics of my progress so far.

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    Those are gonna look nice with the fancy woods.
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    Great project. That's a nice looking design and, as Vaughn said, they're going to look very nice with the fancy legs.

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    Got'er done yet??? Can't wait to see the finish.
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    Glad you included pictures, I was way off track...
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    ....good looking start!
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    Ken, you and your rocking horse crack me up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Cook View Post
    Glad you included pictures, I was way off track...
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    ....good looking start!

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    You're making heirlooms. My grandchildren are going to rock on the horse my brother in law made for my kids nearly 40 years ago, and their cildren will rock on it later. You're starting a tradition!
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    getting a little work done today

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    Some very pretty wood in those legs!
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