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For some reason I thought that I had posted this build before but maybe not.

This rocking horse took me one year to build as I had a stroke half way through the build which because of being half way through proved to be good therapy. I did start this one as I wanted to make it to prove I could do it, but at the time had no home for it to go to.

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Dalboy, you inspire us all. This is amazing and so beautiful. The workmanship is perfection. I can't seem to figure out how big it is. It looks like a large toy. Is it for an older child?
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Thank you John Sorry forgot the size it is 40" tall X 53" Long and 18" wide hope this helps yes a rather largish horse.
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That's a nice project, looks fantastic. 
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Such a great rocking horse.

Very beautiful.

I am glad your stroke did not stop you from making such an amazing rocking horse.

Like you said making it was good medicine to help you get better quicker.

My wife had fallen in love with your horse.

My wife loves it so much she asked if I can make one, I would love to but my workshop is way to small.

If you don't mind me asking where did you get your plans from?

Thanks Tim


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Very nicely done. I like the fact that it was good medicine for you (But not the fact you had a stroke).
I find wood working very therapeutic. It helps the mind to focus on the job at hand and takes our minds off other things.
Thanks for sharing a wonderful project. [thumb]

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Very nice.  Sorry to hear you had a stroke but very happy that you recovered enough to finish the rocking horse.  I too find woodworking very therapeutic. 
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Thank you all still have a little weakness in my left hand so use clamps to hold wood when sawing and the like will not let it get in the way of my woodworking I enjoy it so much.

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My wife had fallen in love with your horse. My wife loves it so much she asked if I can make one, I would love to but my workshop is way to small. If you don't mind me asking where did you get your plans from? Thanks Tim


When you say small workshop mine is 12' X 10' and only have 8' X 4' floor space.

The plans came from The Rocking Horse Shop here in the UK and is the Rocky plans which I decided to paint. But I am sure that there must be others around the world.

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Wow! The detail and finishing on this is fantastic.
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