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Project by Dan M posted 11-05-2011 12:36 AM 1162 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Continuing the trend I thought I would post my contribution to the effort…

I made this for my youngest Goddaughter, Rebecca, who turned the big ‘1’ on 1-Nov. She will be getting this at her first birthday party on Sunday.

Construction details are identical to others you will find – I used alder instead of pine and decided to go with a whimsical painted look. I also painted an “R” (for Rebecca) and a heart on the saddle. I signed and dated the underside so, if it lasts that long, she will know it was made for her with love by her adoring Godfather.

Thanks for looking and a special thanks to Mark for the idea, the challenge and to all the sponsors for making the plans available for so many of us to enjoy.

God bless.

- Dan

-- Dan M, SW Suburbs, Chicago IL

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#1 posted 11-05-2011 01:52 AM

That is gorgeous!

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho

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#2 posted 11-06-2011 07:47 PM

awesome execution and colors…nice lettering

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#3 posted 11-06-2011 10:30 PM

Nice job!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 11-08-2011 08:40 PM

Fantastic! I love your paint treatment. Can they ride a rocking horse when they’re one? I’m thinking about making one for a nephew.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#5 posted 11-09-2011 12:48 AM

Thanks everyone – it was a hit at the party .. unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to see her sit on it but hope to have pictures soon.

Not sure if 1 yr olds can ride a rocking horse but, if her mother holds her, she can go for a ride until she can!

-- Dan M, SW Suburbs, Chicago IL

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