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on: September 04, 2018 11:12:50 AM 
Started by Jenxx, Message by Jenxx
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I've created a new carousel horse from a child's Wonder Horse.  Hubby helped by removing the metal framework & mounting him on a pole from an old floor lamp---stripped of the wires & light fixture.  He also made an optional wooden base to give it stability. 
I've found that small plastic "caps" are available at Lowes that are used after blowing insulation into a home.  They're 1" in diameter---the perfect size for covering the openings left from removing the framework. 
I sprayed him an off white color, painted the embossing on the saddle& halter & added a scroll pattern to areas to disguise the plastic insulation caps.  The ombre main & tail were my daughter's idea &, I think, very effective.
I found the openwork metal ball at a local outlet store & bolted it to the top.  A couple  of bows & braided reins finished him.

on: September 05, 2018 02:14:09 PM 
Started by Jenxx, Message by Patraw
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Beautiful custom carousel horsey and a wonderful way to repurpose a Wonder Horse.  Is it sturdy enough to actually bear a child's weight?

For anyone that might not know, this is what a Wonder Horse looks like mounted on its rocking frame:

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