Toy Horse Barn (with working hay bale hoists)

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Project by johnzo posted 11-01-2010 10:06 PM 11897 views 6 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this horse barn for my grandkids to play with last Xmas time. Besides the normal sliding stable doors, I added 2 co-axial rotating shafts to the hay loft area of the barn. Each shaft has a sewing machine bobbin which serves as a pulley and 2 external knobs for the kids to hoist the hay bales. It turned out to be a big hit with the kids (and even with their parents)!

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#1 posted 11-01-2010 10:58 PM

Wonderful! I love the hay lift.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#2 posted 11-01-2010 11:14 PM

oh that looks like so much fun!

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#3 posted 11-01-2010 11:27 PM

Great fun and great design.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#4 posted 11-01-2010 11:37 PM

This is wonderful John the bale hoist is a great touch . It made me smile right away, great gift.

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#5 posted 11-02-2010 12:11 AM

I think this would make a great gift for any child . Great job !!

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#6 posted 11-02-2010 01:15 AM

very nice job.

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#7 posted 11-02-2010 02:14 AM

That’s great! I’ll bet the kids have a time with it.

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#8 posted 11-02-2010 02:27 AM

I love it

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#9 posted 11-02-2010 02:31 AM

Great idea! Grandkids are a womderful excuse to make sawdust.

-- Jim Westbrooks

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#10 posted 11-02-2010 03:50 AM

Very fine work!

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#11 posted 11-02-2010 05:14 AM

I like it. Wish I had one to go with my farm set when I was a kid :-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#12 posted 11-02-2010 06:10 AM

So what are you making for all of them to play with this xmas??

-- Theresa,

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#13 posted 11-04-2010 04:03 AM

Ohhh I want one!

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#14 posted 11-06-2010 02:42 AM

Outstanding! Really love the bale hosits. You did a great job on this. Thanks for posting.

God bless

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#15 posted 11-12-2010 05:41 AM

Sweet Barn!!! I love all the details

-- Tim, Nevada MO

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