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I made this rocking horse for my godson from plans I downloaded from the internet. I used 1X pine and latex paint.
-- Myanna, Boston http://www.myanna.com
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#1 posted 03-24-2011 01:46 AM
Nice job, I think those are about the best plans for a horse. I used them for one for my granddaughter.
-- Al Holstein "I wood do it"
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#2 posted 03-24-2011 02:13 AM
Real nice. This is one of my favorite projects to build. The one I built for my nephews did however require a head reattachment after a couple years. The repair is several months old and perfoming well. Good work. Thanks for sharing.
-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16
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#3 posted 03-24-2011 02:17 AM
Another fine member of the herd. I built the same rocker and now have another order for another of my grandkids. I love how you painted it.
-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)
#4 posted 03-24-2011 06:43 PM
Thanks guys!I needed to repair this one as well – the kid got a little rambunctious with it and broke the ends off three of the legs. I had to reinforce them so they wouldn’t break again. :-)
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#5 posted 03-24-2011 09:28 PM
I like the paint job. I used fake hair for the mane/tail. Looks good, but doesn’t stay in as well as the yarn. Next time I make one, I’m using 2x for the rockers instead of 1x to help prevent breakage.
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#6 posted 03-24-2011 09:44 PM
That’s a very nice rocking horse. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.
-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau
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