Synopses & Reviews
Rocking horses conjure up a world of fields and dreams, and have enchanted children for generations. Now in paperback, this guide introduces the reader to the fascinating tradition of crafting these beautiful toys. Anyone with woodworking skills can follow the step-by-step instructions and clear plans, diagrams, and patterns to make a wonderful children's gift that is sure to become a family heirloom. Topics include instructions for eight horses ranging from traditional medium standard to the push-me, pull-me rocking horse; carving and designmaking plinths and unicorns; wood and tools required; and tips from the author to give your horse a professional finish and delight the younger generation with the most precious and rewarding of gifts.
"A great book. Combining woodworking, carving, and leather craft, this will appeal to most woodworkers. Recommended for all public libraries." —Library Journal
About the Author
Margaret Spencer established her own company making and restoring rocking horses in 1967.