Rocking Horses (iron horses that is)
I started building two of these Friday for my nephews that each just turned a year old. I'll be using my cnc router to cut out the engine panels. I cut out templates from hardboard, then used a router and a pattern bit to cut out all the basic parts, except for the wheels. I just cut them close and turned on the lathe. I still need to turn the detail on them, just turned them close to see if they would be big enough. I have to do some alignment on my new (to me) $50 Craftsman lathe to true up the tailstock to the headstock.
I used common 2 X 10's to build these. I noticed there are a couple of pieces that had some sap on them. What is a good way to deal with sealing the sap from oozing out of knots and such?
To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault