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Christmas Special Offers at The Rocking Horse Shop 11th Nov 2011

Looking for that special Christmas gift for a woodworking enthusiast? Our book The Complete Rocking Horse Maker In this comprehensive and practical book, Anthony Dew distills the knowledge gained during more than 25 years as a rocking horse designer,... READ MORE

The Rocking Horse Shops Biggest Hand Carved Rockin... 11th Oct 2011

The Rocking Horse Shop at Worldskills London 2011, giving people the opportunity to have a go at carving the worlds largest hand carved Rocking Horse. See some fantastic pictures.... READ MORE

BIGGER BERTIE ROCKING HORSE - home again 11th Oct 2011

after the WorldSkills show in London last week. A lot of heads turned as we bowled along the motorway to and from London, and at the show Bigger Bertie got his photo taken a zillion times - an experience fit to swell the head of even the biggest han... READ MORE

Rock on Bigger Bertie! - Community - Pocklington P... 10th Oct 2011

A great article in this weeks Pocklington Post about 'Bigger Bertie' our huge Rocking HorseRock on Bigger Bertie! - Community - Pocklington Post... READ MORE

BIGGER BERTIE ROCKING HORSE - one day to go 3rd Oct 2011

to Bigger Bertie's first outing. Well, no days really, since all tomorrow (Tuesday) we'll be travelling toward London. Watch out for a monster horse rolling south down the M1. Is Bigger Bertie finished? Well no. There are two reasons for this (apart ... READ MORE

BIGGER BERTIE ROCKING HORSE - 2 days to go 3rd Oct 2011

to the WorldSkills show (starts Wednesday) and Bigger Bertie's first outing (we'll be setting off from here around seven on Tuesday morning). I (Anthony Dew, maker) have now, as well as the head, neck, hooves and most of one leg, carved one shoulde... READ MORE

Pictures of Rocking Horse Bigger Bertie 2nd Oct 2011

Just a few pictures from yesterdays busy day at The Rocking Horse Shop. Bigger Berties really rocks...... Fantastic job Tony, it was worth all the sweat, blood and Janes tears!!!... READ MORE

BIGGER BERTIE ROCKING HORSE - 3 days to go 2nd Oct 2011

to Bigger Bertie's first outing. So how do you assemble the head, body and four legs of a wooden rocking horse that weighs, at a guess, upwards of half a ton, and put it up on its rockers? Answer: you call in the help of the inestimable Mark Whiting ... READ MORE

BIGGER BERTIE ROCKING HORSE - 4 days to go 1st Oct 2011

to Bigger Bertie's first outing to London (WorldSkills, ExCeL centre). I have been carving the legs and fitting the eyes (the replacement for the broken one has arrived, fortunately, saving Bigger Bertie from having to travel with an eye patch on, s... READ MORE

BIGGER BERTIE ROCKING HORSE - five days to go 30th Sep 2011

to Bigger Bertie's first outing, and his body is now coming together, with Sam fixing parts on at a great rate. Ewen is varnishing the giant rockers and we had to dash out for more when the varnish pot runs dry. We have started to cut out and assemb... READ MORE

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