Friday, 12 June 2015

Miniature rocking horse

For my daughter's Christmas present, I made her a miniature rocking horse out of scraps of wood. All I bought was a bit of lime wood to carve the head, and the tiny bolts to attach the horse to the rocker - the rest I made from materials kicking round my workshop. I made the stirrups in wax and had them cast in silver. I glued a weight beneath the rocker to make it balance and rock properly. It took rather longer than I expected, and she finally took delivery of it in February.

I started by thinking I'd make it quickly without fussing too much - but of course failed utterly in this endeavour. I'm pleased with how it came out. Here are some photos:

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