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A Hobby Challenge to those here with Woodworking Skills - Christmas Related

1northcoin1northcoin Posts: 3,720 ✭✭✭✭✭

Anyone here up to making their own Hobby Horse(s) to replicate a classic toy as Christmas gifts? This comes from postings on the Friday Photo Thread. In a sense it is "coin hobby related" as for many of us one of the major attractions of coin collecting is being able to hold a piece of history.

@JWP said:

That photo is intriguing. It took me a while to figure out what the girl was holding, but I think it is a toy accordion. The Hobby Horse in the foreground is a classic. Anyone with good woodworking tools to include a jigsaw should be able to make a replica of the horse's head. Even the wooden wheel discs could be cut out on a jigsaw, not even requiring a lathe.

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  • BStrauss3BStrauss3 Posts: 3,034 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Even better, with minimal skills you could throw together an app.

    Connecting...

    Checking software versions...

    A firmware update is available. Update Yes/No...

    Please wait... updating firmware. . . . . . update complete

    Rebooting

    Connecting...

    Welcome to HobbyHorse 1.02.341.a5
    Please grasp reins and ride

    Thank you for choosing HobbyHorse.
    Goodbye

    -----Burton
    ANA 50 year/Life Member (now "Emeritus")
  • 1northcoin1northcoin Posts: 3,720 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Anyone take the challenge?

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,293 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @1northcoin said:
    Anyone take the challenge?

    Why can't I just buy one from Amazon?

  • TypekatTypekat Posts: 101 ✭✭✭

    As for the Christmas tree, was it illuminated by turning on the chandelier?

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  • Namvet69Namvet69 Posts: 8,592 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Certainly appears so. Love those baloney curls on the young lady. Peace Roy

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  • MICHAELDIXONMICHAELDIXON Posts: 6,342 ✭✭✭✭✭

    As a child, my hobby horse did not have wheels. No, I'm not going to make one. I like the car behind the young boy!

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  • RobertScotLoverRobertScotLover Posts: 510 ✭✭✭✭

    A well to do family in the 1920's I assume

  • privatecoinprivatecoin Posts: 3,140 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jmlanzaf said:

    @1northcoin said:
    Anyone take the challenge?

    Why can't I just buy one from Amazon?

    Why not ebay?

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  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,293 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @privatecoin said:

    @jmlanzaf said:

    @1northcoin said:
    Anyone take the challenge?

    Why can't I just buy one from Amazon?

    Why not ebay?

    No reason, but they still make them and they are available (new) on Amazon. I don't need to make my own.

  • jayPemjayPem Posts: 3,979 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 22, 2023 8:03AM

    BITD, those two would of qualified as spoiled brats is my guess.
    Hobby horse?
    There's no longer a kid anywhere who wants one of those.

  • tincuptincup Posts: 4,721 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jayPem said:
    BITD, those two would of qualified as spoiled brats is my guess.
    Hobby horse?
    There's no longer a kid anywhere who wants one of those.

    They might if there was an iphone mounted behind the horse's head. You know.... just like cars now have display screens.... gotta keep updated for the times!

    ----- kj
  • tincuptincup Posts: 4,721 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Looks like that car behind the boy says Buick on it?

    ----- kj
  • johnny9434johnny9434 Posts: 27,318 ✭✭✭✭✭

    i like that petal car as well and other good stuff in there

  • jmlanzafjmlanzaf Posts: 31,293 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @tincup said:

    @jayPem said:
    BITD, those two would of qualified as spoiled brats is my guess.
    Hobby horse?
    There's no longer a kid anywhere who wants one of those.

    They might if there was an iphone mounted behind the horse's head. You know.... just like cars now have display screens.... gotta keep updated for the times!

    I don't know. Have you ever seen the kids playing Quidditch.

  • Steven59Steven59 Posts: 8,160 ✭✭✭✭✭

    "Resistance is Futile"
    Christmas 2023............

  • tcollectstcollects Posts: 733 ✭✭✭✭

    you know all the other kids beat that kid in the OP

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