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Thread: MAY 2018 Project of the Month - The "Mini Colonial Rocking Horse!"

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Brunswick, GA

    Default MAY 2018 Project of the Month - The "Mini Colonial Rocking Horse!"


    This project is a decorative miniature version of a wooden "Colonial-style” Rocking Horse! Shrunk and modified to about 1/4-size from what full-size plans would be.

    This vintage décor piece adds classic charm to any room. Display on a bookshelf, fireplace mantle, side table or coffee table. The Mini Colonial Rocking Horse will look great in your living room, bedroom, office or guest room!

    The project uses just the 1/16" Carving Bit and the 1/8" Cutting Bit. No other bits are required. Finished dimensions are about: 12" long x 7" tall x 3.75" deep

    Main items you will need:

    1) The Project Files (included):
    • Front-Legs-and-Body.mpc
    • Head_and_Middle_Sections.mpc
    • Rockers-and-Back-Legs.mpc

    2) Boards with the following dimensions: Three boards: 0.5" x 5.5" x 24"

    NOTE: Do not use boards that are smaller than specified above unless using an appropriate jig.

    3) Sandpaper, glue, stain and/or paint and clear finish

    4) 0.25" diameter dowel

    5) A Dremel-type rotary tool with assorted abrasive attachments to aid the sanding process. A spindle sander and/or small belt sander can help speed up sanding/surface preparation even more.

    Apply the finish of your choice.
    Here’s what I used on the sample Mini Colonial Rocking Horse made from Select Pine:

    • Applied two coats thinned Bulls Eye SealCoat (50/50 SealCoat and denatured alcohol)
    • Sanded when dry
    • Applied Rust-Oleum Cabernet Stain to horse
    • Applied Rust-Oleum Wheat Stain to rocker base
    • Several light coats Krylon Clear Spray overall

    Here's the webpage link to this Project:

    NOTE: Project of the Month Subscribers will receive a download link this project automatically.
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    Last edited by mtylerfl; 05-24-2018 at 03:29 PM.
    Michael T
    Happy Carving!

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  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Western New York


    Fascinating project Michael! I like the fast look of the legs. Should be a conversation piece to accent any room! Looking forward to carving several!

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