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Terry M

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What a beautiful paint job!
Wooddawg

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They are beautiful. Thanks for sharing. My daughter has a 6 month old son and has asked me to build her/him a rocking horse and I am studying the 1890 plans. I do hope mine comes close to the quality of your build. Never done anything of this size.

Keep up the great work, you have a talent. Wooddawg
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Wow, those are gorgeous!  Lucky kids.   What did you use for the tail?  Very nice, I'll bet the kids all have to touch it!
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Hi Terry, Welcome to the Forum! I agree with the others, WOW! You did a super job. I love the natural wood next to the painted wood. Are you planning on selling these or giving them away? Your photos are terrific. Thank you for posting.
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Hi Steve

The horses tail is made from real horses tail and held in place by a dowel.  The dowel is grooved in the front to allow the hair to be wrapped around it and then the back top of the dowel is shaved off just enough to allow a tight fit.  I think it did a pretty good job, giving it a nice natural looking arch.
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Hi Cynthia   Thanks for your compliments.  Like you I prefer the natural/antiqued wood look, but kids are drawn to color.  They were made as gifts - to much of a labour of love to sell.  The painted one was given to my parents neighbours who recently had an addition to their family as a thanks for keeping such a good eye on my parents over the years.  The other will stay in the family and is currently in my parents care - I think they will have a hard time giving it up, but I'm sure they will give it up to great grand child to break to ride and care for in the near future.
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Hi Terry

Very nice job of these rocking horses. I have just started one of these for my daughter who will be turning 1 at the end of June. Hoping to have it finished for her first birthday.

I do love the tails on these. What a great mod to an already great plan. 
I want to do this to mine, but I don't think I can get any real horse hair. Will have to put my thinking cap on.

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These look great, especially the natural wood one.
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