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April 19, 2019

Work came to a screeching halt in the winter due to severely cold temps in my workshop and the fact that it was also full of renovation materials for the house. Now that it is comfortable again in there - I can finish up some rocking horses that I began last year.

August 26, 2018

I have been working away at the medium Rocky, but I have decided to take my time on this as it will be a prototype of the Rocky horses in the future. I am adding a fair amount of detail and I will need good quality photos to be used as reference in future horses. 

July 22, 2018

I have 5 horses of different types in  various stages of finishing to be shown on this blog and my website soon! 

Some are carved and some are not. :)

Curious? You will have to wait for the reveal! 

July 21, 2018

The love for rocking horses really began when I was about 3 years old. My parents had purchased a small jumping/rocking horse for my sister, but it quickly became my favourite toy as well. ( much to the chagrin of my sister! ) I must have spent hours riding it! 

Jump ah...

July 1, 2018

The horse is literally taking shape now...work on the head has begun! This is the part I love best because it gives each horse a special unique appearance. I tend to take my time with this. :)

Once the rough carving of the head is complete, I then fine sand the entire h...

July 1, 2018

I have purchased several tools help with production of the rocking horses. A cordless jig saw that makes cutting the horses out quick and easy!

I also purchased a tiny 2" carving disc for working on the face etc. It fits my Foredom angle grinder. 

June 23, 2018

I am making steady progress with the medium ' Rocky ' horse. It's a bit slow but that is because I am testing equipment to see what works best for the process.

I have settled on the Kutxall carving disc for roughing out and the Typhoon shaping disc for finishing and sha...

June 13, 2018

....I had to pick up just a few more tools lol...this one : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3is-SzdDj3g and this one : http://www.leevalley.com/en/Wood/page.aspx…( the bottom disc )

DeWALT Small Angle Grinder DWE402

I have the new carving disc...which I can use on the an...

June 3, 2018

The medium sized 'Rocky' horse ready for carving!
It should look similar to this one when it's completed. : https://www.rockinghorse.co.uk/hand-carved-horses.html?details=true&id=565

Currently I am carving with a gouge and a chisel, but  I am looking into one of these h...

May 15, 2018

This horse is truly beautiful and I hate to part with it at all ( I won't be disappointed if it doesn't sell ) The photos do not do it justice at all!

It is suitable for riders from 3 to 90! Can't ride a real horse? Can't own a real horse? This is the solution you have...

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 I am a member of the Rocking Horse Guild. 

They can guide me when I have an issue with my builds.

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