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Project by Roz posted 03-28-2008 06:33 PM 1533 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is another group of rocking horses I made with friend Steve Turner for Christmas 2002. This was a different pattern than I used in 2007, but they make great toys. The horse and rockers are primarily Maple with Walnut accents, but there is a little White Oak and Elm in them too. The tail and mane are made of Regulation style cotton swabs (mops to you civilian types) and the ears are cloth. For the mane, we unraveled the mop head and braided the strands over a thin strip of maple creating a padded neck area. The tail was tied up in the photos to keep them clean and one is visible in the back ground where the mop strands were dyed brown. They were wildly popular, and we just had to learn to say no to request.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."





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GaryK

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#1 posted 03-28-2008 06:50 PM

Great looking horses. I have to make one of those for my daughter.

What is the radius of the rocker?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 03-28-2008 07:34 PM

They look really good. Looks like a production effort. How many did you make?

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#3 posted 03-28-2008 07:41 PM

Hi Terry,

These are great toys for the kids. I can well understand how well these were received. Keep them coming.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 03-28-2008 11:57 PM

yah.. every child needs one of these :)
beautiful

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#5 posted 03-29-2008 07:16 AM

Hi Roz

Very nice job on the horse. You guys did a beautiful job on them. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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Roz

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#6 posted 03-29-2008 07:31 AM

I believe we wound up making about 18.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#7 posted 03-29-2008 10:17 PM

I am going to make two of these for next Christmas. Where did you get the drawings or prints for these? I love the color of the different woods and the size seems easy for mounting and dismounting.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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