Rocking Elephant

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Project by papabear posted 10-16-2011 08:40 PM 2293 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

about 3 years ago my wife bought plans thinking it would be a good toy for our daughter. They sat in the work bench for a year. When I finally picked them up it was two years ago. I cut out the main parts then it sat for another year due to busy work time and being ehausted when I got home. About 6 months agoe, I cut some more pieces out. About 2 months ago I managed to put it all together and it sat again. About two weeks ago I went to home depot and bought three of those little sample bottles of paint to the colours I thought would look good. Micky Mouse’s pants red, pure white and black.

Finished with a clear verathane last night and ready to ride today.

I extened the legs about 6 inches from the plan length so it would fit her legs now she has grown.

She is very happy to have it. So much so, she asked to watch Dumbo and proceeded to sit on it and watch the show.

-- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.

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#1 posted 10-16-2011 08:53 PM

Awesome, I see the little workbench is the background as well. I too have a rocking toy i have been working on for a “while” I understand all too well. Hope to reveal it soon.

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#2 posted 10-17-2011 01:31 AM

Beautiful! I am in the same boat :) I have the pieces cut one year ago for my daughter’s rocking horse. I think I should try to pick it up again to finish before her bday next month!

-- helen

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#3 posted 10-17-2011 03:37 AM

Awesome Project and Looks like a very happy customer.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#4 posted 01-23-2016 09:46 PM

Much better than any purchased -plastic junk!

Great paint job!

Making toys is a joy of it’s own!

I do make rocking toys; even an elephant, but, from my plans(sort of plans—a lot is imagined, cut then if it works, a pattern/template made!)

I really am not any where near your painting level though!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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