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Monday, 19 September 2011

BIGGER BERTIE ROCKING HORSE 15 days to go....

BIGGER BERTIE'S BLOG - Day 2
15 days to go to Bigger Bertie's first outing...

Today I chopped the recess for Bigger Bertie's great glass eye (fashioned specially by brilliant glass artisan Steve Collins of Studio 63). We only have one eye, the other was broken in the post, so until Steve can get us another made Bigger Bertie is winking, or half asleep. But his one eye is definitely the business.
Today we also cut the joints in the 6.5 metre long hoof rails. The hooves will be joined to these rails which are fixed to the cross pieces which, in turn, are fixed to the rockers. It's all clever stuff and it's all taken longer than I expected, but Sam Glass (rocking-horse maker extraordinaire and no relation to Steve the glass eye maker above, is back from holiday so can help with the heavier bits.
Now to begin building Bigger Bertie's board box body - what a lot of blooming Bs!
I made a mistake yesterday (I'm new to the bloggosphere) - the WorldSkills show is at the ExCeL centre in London and runs from 5th to 8th October. You can come and see Bigger Bertie there. He'll be ready.

Remember: BIGGER BERTIE ROCKS!
Tomorrow I'll tell you how he got his name.

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