Sunday, February 8, 2009

Ride 'em Cowpoke!

Today, Bob Klimpke and I finished building two matching rocking horses. Bob's will be for his 1 year old granddaughter, Addison, and mine for 1 year old Willem.

Over the last two weeks, I went through the plans and cut out and dry fit the pieces for Willem's horse. Over the weekend Bob K. was able to cut out and assemble Addison's. His son Eric drove down from Richfield with Addison so she participated in the process. We were able to utilize a variety of woods including cherry, maple, birdseye maple, quilted maple, and black walnut. We fabricated all the pieces, including turning the handles on the lathe. Another fun project for a couple of very special little people.

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