Can you imagine a smile as big as the sun when your child or grandchild sees the gift of a rocking horse on that special occasion? Boys and girls alike will take to this wood crafted work of art like a duck placed in water. Better yet, you can bet that this horse will follow your child wherever they choose to go in life. It is that important to them.
If all goes well and you now have your wooden horse, whether it is bought from stores or something you made from your rocking horse woodworking plans, you will have this extraordinary gift that both you and your child can treasure in future years, as a toy and a memento of your love.
Finding Good Rocking Horse Woodworking Plans Is Not Easy
The price for rocking horse plans or any other project can range from ten to twenty dollars depending on the scale of what you are building. There is a solution to this. By using the internet, users are able to download a complete set of thousands of wood working plans for a one time low price. This makes it very affordable than buying plans for a single project as you have access to any plan you desire.
There are wooden rocking horses made today that will allow adults to ride them, they are not your average sized child’s rocking horse with wheels and there are also kids wooden toys with wheels. But to date there hasn’t been anything to quite match the hefty proportions of the wooden horse with wheels used to infiltrate the city of Troy.
As the night progressed more and more of the Trojans became drunk and fell asleep, there were only the guards on the walls and at the gate left to defend the city now. This was the ideal time for the lone Greek soldier to let out his fellow soldiers from the wooden horse. They systematically killed the guards and summoned their fellow soldiers from the wooden horse and the sailing boats. Soon the Greeks had the manpower to overcome what resistance there was and take the City of Troy.
For tools you can use just basic hand tools but power pools such as a table saw and jigsaw will make the job easier. Besides tools you will need to decide what kind of wood you will use. Soft woods are easier to work with but will not hold up for as long as harder woods will. The type of wood and varnish are options you will need to consider after you have your rocking horse plans.
If your not sure about your skill level or your tool situation, you can always resort to buying a rocking horse kit. The kits come with prefabricated parts that are easy to put together; thus you only need a limited amount of skill or tools to complete the project. A rocking horse kit can save a lot of time and frustration for newer less skilled woodworkers, but still allows the user to produce a fine wood project.
The modern rocking-horses are copy of a pony, usually with a long mane that goes outwards with handles attached to it. Mane of some rocking-horses, are made of the real hair of horse, while mane of other rocking horses are made up of plastic or wood. Some horses are made according to traditional look of reins and a saddle for high quality riding experience, which are always loved by children who want their horse to look like an original one. Some rocking-horses have unique natural looks, which enable a child to imagine that he or she has got a real pony from wild grasslands.
Rocking horse has a long history; in early 400 B.C such horses were found in Greece and Persia. Later, in time period of 1300, tournaments were arranged on wheeled horses for children. In 19th century pull-horses were introduced.