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Brian Lambert

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Hi Everyone,
I'm new to the forum but not new to toymaking. I recently purchased my first toy plan ( Mustang Rocking Horse) from ToymakingPlans and wanted to share the results. The instructions were very straight forward and easy to follow. I usually use hardwoods to make all my toys but decided to follow John Lewmans lead and use a 2"x 12" x 12' pine board purchased for $18.81. I used left over mahogany, ebony and walnut from other projects for accent pieces. The project took four days but that was also because I made wooden templates since I will be making more of these. I already had two rocking horses sold before the first one was complete. Thanks John for the great design.

Weekend Projects Mustang Rocking Horse

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Welcome Brian and awesome post/ rocking horse. Great details on the horse and thanks for the info on the wood such as size and price. Once again nice job.
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Welcome Brian to the Forum.
Really nice build, you do nice work and we will be looking forward to seeing more from you.

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Very nice - love the use of the accent pieces.  Great on preselling before they are finished. 
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A great project for your first posting on here. Looks great and well make
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What a great looking Rocking Horse!  I am curious as to the size.  I would like to try my hand at this and ship to my nephew.  Is it huge?
 Thankx!

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Hi Steve,
 The horse is 34 inches from nose to tail, 20 inches tall and 15 inches wide. It's made from 2 inch pine from Lowes or Home Depot. The weight is approximately 30 pounds. The Mustang cost me less than $30. I think it's safe to say that shipping costs will be more than that. Hope this helps.
 Also, this was the first set of plans that I purchased from Toymaking Plans.com and found the plans easy to follow and easy to build.
 I hope you try it and would love to see your finished project.
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H Brian,
 Thank you so much for your reply.  I am familiar with this site but new to the forum.   This looks like a super fun project and I will probably give it a shot, but not until after the Christmas rush.  The size info is very helpful...but I will hand deliver it LOL.  I think you did a fantastic job using the walnut to accent the pine.  I have a lot of Black Walnut in my shop and will follow your creative lead.  
I run an Etsy shop called PopsPuzzles and it is ramping up for the season.  I also use a plan from here for Noah's Funtime Mini Ark.  I found the drawings and plans accurate and easy to follow as well.  I love this site!  
     


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