Rocking Horse

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jay pieper
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Rocking Horse

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I was asked recently to make a Rocking Horse for our annual Scholarship Banquet to raise money for are small school here that
graduates about 25 seniors each year. We currently are able to provide $2.500 dollars a year for each student and have been doing
this for the last 18 years, so proud of are small agricultural town. I have made these horses in the past for my grand kids with
your normal shop tools and decided to see if I could make them just using the cnc. So what did I learn from this experiment, and
how much more did I have to learn to make this happen. For this to happen I needed to dig into the tutorials and brush up on my
knowledge of the following areas.

1. Needed to be able to take a paper plan and draw and design that in the Vectric Software along with that I needed to have a greater
understanding of node editing. so off to the tutorials again.

2. Now I was confident with the node editing tools and decided to try something I was putting off for quit some time, the ability to
design and tool path all the different wood working joints I wanted to use on this project. I wanted to incorporate a circle and pin
joint, thru tenon joint, and a blind dowel joint.

3. This turned out to be a great learning experience and really boosted my confidence that an old dog can learn new tricks.
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4. I also used the Zank Inlay techniques to dress the pony up a little. Just to get the bidding going

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Re: ROCKING HORSE

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Wow!!!

That looks amazing... good to see you challenging yourself to do some of the work on the CNC!!! Well done!

Thanks for sharing.
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Re: ROCKING HORSE

Post by scottp55 »

Now THAT'S a well crafted Rocking Horse Jay!! :)
Hope it brings more than a fraction of it's worth, BUT regardless..It WILL be treasured by generations! :)
The fact that YOU learned a lot is just a good gravy:)
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jay pieper
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Re: ROCKING HORSE

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Todd

Thank You for taking a look at my project, the only other tool used on this project was
a cordless drill to make the holes to put the mane and tail on. The complete horse and
rocker assembly was done on the cnc, from glue joints to surfacing, thanks again for your
interest and comments

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Post by mtylerfl »

Beautiful Rocking Horse - I love the extra mile(s) you went to add the joinery detail and VCarve inlays! Outstanding work, Jay!
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Re: ROCKING HORSE

Post by gkas »

Really nice work. It looks fantastic.

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Post by wb9tpg »

WOW! That's exceptionally nice. Great job
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lsvien
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Re: ROCKING HORSE

Post by lsvien »

Like I said in other posts, my first thought when planning a project is how can I do this step with the CNC? Nice job making the commitment to use your CNC to push your skill set a little further. I have a lot of tools in the shop and lots of years using them. After 8 years of CNC I'm still learning new things. An for me that is the enjoyment of woodworking. Nice job on the project and nice that you are reaching out and sharing your skills for the benefit of others.

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Post by mickecarlsson »

WOW. Amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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Post by BigC »

I like that a lot, thanks for sharing,
I better not let the grandkids see this lol
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C

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Splendid work. Thanks for the photos

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Re: Rocking Horse

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Just wanted to say THANK-YOU for all the nice comments on the rocking horse project.
Due to the current problem we are facing the banquet has been postponed, so Pedro the
pony will have to stay in the shop stable no sense getting him sick before his coming out
event.
STAY SAFE EVERYONE

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