|Project by Justus||posted 04-05-2010 09:09 PM||1211 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
A rocking horse’s construction has quite a lot to do with ship construction – you need stability in stormy weather. When my son grew 2 years old, the original construction was not safe enough. He would not topple over, but it always looked quite close to.
Then I bought a block of concrete (actually a garden stone), cut it to size and stuffed it into the bottom of the construction (Picture 2). The strap holding the dino also keeps the concrete in place.
Now with 6 kg of ballast in place, the dino rocks very smooothly (and by no means slower!) and my toddler’s weight is just not enough to get this rocking horse out of equilibrium.
I can highly recommend a ballast keel in any rocking horse (and probably rocking chair) project.