Building The Rocking Horse #1: Every Boy Needs A Rocking Horse...

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Blog entry by RobH posted 10-22-2007 01:47 AM 892 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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My wife and I were in Woodcraft probably two years ago, and my two year old son loved the rocking horse they had there (although at the time he was afraid to sit on it by himself). So, I bought the plans. They have been in the closet for a few years. I keep meaning to build it, but there is always something else to be done. Well, I am taking the time to build it now. My oldest is now four and I have a two year old too. I think they will both love it (the youngest is not as scared of things as the oldest was when he was two). I am sure between the two of them they will find a way to make that horse run.

I was going to build the bunk beds first, but it is getting so close to the holiday season, and I am planning to build a couple of gifts for relatives. In order not to be too busy, I have decided to only engage myself in small projects (well, smaller than bunk beds anyway). The bunk beds will get started after Christmas.

This weekend I started getting my patterns built. I figured I would build some good patterns as I went so I would have them if I ever wanted to build another rocking horse for someone else.

This is one project that I am really looking forward to. I am planning on letting the four year old help me with tracing out the parts and things like that. He will love helping daddy. Daddy will love for him to help.

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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#1 posted 10-22-2007 02:04 AM

Good way to bond and to feel that it is his. And that is helping to make it for his younger brother/sister.

Good luck in getting it done.

I assume from your writing that you are transferring the patterns to some wood, so that they are permanent. I do that for almost everything that I build. Because even if it has two legs they are made from the same pattern.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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