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