Well, as some of you know, I have been working on a rocking horse for my grandson’s first birthday. I finally finished it, I will post a picture of it in my projects. I must say, it was quite the challenge. I had a very frustrating day trying to router the pieces to a template, I finally gave up and just cut them on the band saw and sanded them to size. At one point I actually thought, I am not going to be able to do this. And me and my big mouth, I had already told my daughter what I was making, so NOT doing it was not an option. I couldn’t follow the plan completely because it was not clear on a few things. I had a couple of mishaps, when I attached the seat I grabbed the wrong drill bit and made my plug holes to big and ended up having to make my own plugs out of a dowel. I used screws instead of nails to assemble it, I was afraid nails wouldn’t be secure enough. Jordan is a very energetic boy so I worried a lot about the stability of it, but it seems to be fine. I painted it and then put about 5 coats of poly on it so the paint wouldn’t chip off with use. Packing it up to take on the plane was more of a challenge than building it, but after having to pay for an oversize box and trying to then get that box in my daughters car….birthday morning came and he didn’t notice any of the mistakes I made, didn’t complain once about anything. As a matter of fact, he said wotoiahodfvuewjhkehtros, which means….”I love my rocking horse and I want you to live with me because you give me everything I want and my mom and dad don’t give me anything!” Of course I told him, that’s what Nonni is for!