Rocking Horse for Great Granddaughter

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Project by nitewalker41 posted 08-19-2011 05:04 AM 1160 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought that I would try and build a Rocking Horse for my 1 1/2 year old Great Grand Daughter, had no idea of how hard a project of trying to make a rocking cradle could be….I used the plan for one of the horses from an earlier project of a Buck wagon and horse team, the cradle was the hardest for me as I could not find any good plans for one….

-- "older I get, the more fun I have"

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#1 posted 08-19-2011 05:12 AM

It turned out good. She will be able to pass this on to her kids

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#2 posted 08-19-2011 05:27 AM

I’m sure she will love it!

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#3 posted 08-19-2011 01:17 PM

You’ve made a great rocking horse. I love making things that should stay in the family for generations. Only how long is it before someone inherits the item and who made it and when it was made is lost? Any trophy shop will make a brass plaque with the childs name, date of birth and your name as the maker and Great Grandfather. Then it will stay in the family for much longer. I put one on all the baby cradles I make. The family can put on an additional brass plaque for each child that uses the cradle.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#4 posted 08-19-2011 01:26 PM

It’s a great little rocking horse and I’m sure she loves it.

-- 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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#5 posted 08-19-2011 02:06 PM

Now she needs a saddle :) great job. My granddaughter is now 14 months old, what a great time.

-- "so much to learn and so little time"..

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