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Well, Wife asks, "How about a rocking horse for little Jasmine?" (Great Grand Daughter)
I say, "OK".

Now it came time to pick one. We did a lot of searching all over the net, and came up with this one.
http://www.woodcraftplans.com/ac245.htm

I plan on making it out of maple and cherry. Will get my wood in order while waiting for the plans to arrive.
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Mike,

Looks like you picked a good one. Can't wait to see it when you have it completed. Wife has been after me to attempt one for the grandboys, but not sure I can handle the complexity right now.
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Hi Mike

Looking forward to seeing your "Bronco" finished.

Enjoy the build.

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Default Got started on the horse

The plans were delivered last week, but since I'm spending close to 8 hrs/day on a stage production (set making and lighting) I didn't have time to start until this weekend.

First thing I did was to joint, glue, and plane the head and body stock. They are made of 1" cherry that will be doubled up for 2" thickness.

I transferred the drawings to my template stock using transfer paper, cut them out, and got started on the head. Hopefully I can get the body done this week as I'll be working on the play set again this week.

The legs and rockers will be made out of maple.
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Really nice project Mike. Your grand daughter will love it.

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Mike that is really a neat plan. A friend of the family made one like that for my son. We still have it and he is now 23 years old. He loved it and he used maple and walnut for his. The maple really made it nice and strong. Looking forward to seeing it finished.

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Looking good Mike,,,,,,, one can never have too many clamps.

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Hi Mike,

Looking good so far. I agree with Glenmore, really nice project.

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Thanks for the pics Mike and I do hope you will consider more so we can follow the entire process of this wonderful project. My day is near and I want to see what all is involved
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Worked all day on the production set and lighting today so I didn't get anything done on the horse. Tomorrow is free, so I'll be in the shop.

Actually, Bob, this plan is very simple compared to others we looked at. The legs are held away from the body with some simple spacers. Others require a diagonally cut attachment. It should be finished well before Xmas.

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