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baronessjodan
Pemberton, BC
Canada
(Zone 4b)

August 17, 2006
1:59 AM

Post #2630218

If anyone is interested in plans for making this swing, here's the link: http://davesgarden.com/files/Pony_Tire_Swing/

Please also note, because of the litigious nature of some these days, I have had to post a disclaimer on the instructions, and ask that you please make note of them.

Cheers
Baroness Jodan

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claypa
West Pottsgrove, PA
(Zone 6b)

August 19, 2006
3:45 AM

Post #2637270

Definitely not your run of the mill tire swing. Thanks for the plans, baronessjodan !

Sheila_FW

Sheila_FW
Fort Worth, TX
(Zone 8a)

August 19, 2006
11:59 AM

Post #2637722

I remember seeing where someone on one of the forums was wanting a pattern for one. They said they had access to a lot of tires but didn't have the pattern. Hopefully you will connect and make them happy.
JRush
Guilford, CT
(Zone 6b)

August 31, 2006
12:30 AM

Post #2676718

They sell these for quite a bit of cash in the "Back In The Saddle" catalog for horsey people. I love the idea of re-using something that exists in the landfills for hundreds of years. My sister ended up buying one for my niece & nephew & they love it. They never outgrow this swing - it is big & comfortable & just FUN.
Julie
Wendylea
Bloomer, WI

September 4, 2006
9:24 PM

Post #2691206

My husband has been searching the web for this pattern after seeing it at a craft sale and he can get tires from work and he wants to make some for our kids for Christmas. So may I pls have the pattern too??? Thankyou soooo much

~ Wendy

This message was edited Sep 4, 2006 4:24 PM
omapick
Centerville, TN

September 6, 2006
2:45 AM

Post #2695919

I would love to have the pattern. Just built grandchildren a tree house, this would be great to go along with it. Thanks in advance. Omapick
UniQueTreasures
Beaumont, TX
(Zone 8b)

September 8, 2006
6:30 AM

Post #2702756

What a cool swing and a clever idea! I'd love to have the plans too, if you don't mind. I have 3 grandbabies and would love to build one from some old tires we have laying around here.

Janet
Stinkerweed
Fortuna, CA

September 8, 2006
5:11 PM

Post #2703420

Is this offer still available? I would love to make one for my grandchildren and the local tire store would be most happy to not pay to dispose of a few old tires!
breeze03
Ashland, NE
(Zone 5a)

September 10, 2006
6:46 PM

Post #2709588

I would love to have the plans for this also...great idea and so cute! Thanks!
kacsdo
Waterford, PA
(Zone 5a)

September 25, 2006
7:56 PM

Post #2758094

hi please email me the directions for thetire swing
thanks,
kw
maidentheshade
Beaumont, TX

September 27, 2006
4:54 PM

Post #2763477

You happen to have the plans for these? I would love to make one. I'd buy one but it costs more to ship than the planter itself !

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JRush
Guilford, CT
(Zone 6b)

September 27, 2006
7:01 PM

Post #2763793

Oh that is a wonderful planter!
It looks like the body is the main tread, with the sides of the tire cut off - leaving the innermost rings as hangers... But how did they get the tail to drape downward, & how did they make the beak?
It is adorable - hoping someone can provide the plans for it!
Julie
JRush
Guilford, CT
(Zone 6b)

September 27, 2006
7:08 PM

Post #2763827

More pictures of the planter here:

http://www.ponyswings.com/tropical_bird_planters.htm
maidentheshade
Beaumont, TX

September 27, 2006
10:17 PM

Post #2764466

Free shipping !!!! Thanks JRush !

Yep that's the part I wasn't sure how they did either. I can almost see maybe a staple of some sort( hog nose ring?) on the beak part. I think they are all wonderful and would have a hard time deciding which one I wanted.

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oracle2dreams
Johnson Creek, WI

September 28, 2006
3:04 AM

Post #2765248

Hi! I was hoping this pattern is still available! Please email me
If you have any other patterns I would gladly take them also (or if you could let me know where
to find them) THANKS ALOT!
Rhonda
msgirl
Tishomingo, MS

September 28, 2006
5:41 PM

Post #2766898

would you please email me the pattern for the horse swing. like others i would like to have any other pattern you have for old tires, esp the planters. thank you so much.

kathy flanagan
GailK
Margate, FL

October 4, 2006
4:57 PM

Post #2785305

I would really appreciate if you would send me a copy of the plans too! I have 10 grandchildren and most of them are still young enough to enjoy swinging on one of these! We have the tires already, we just need the instructions/plans. Christmas is not that far off!! Thank you in advance if you could send this to me.

FOLLOW UP: I got it and I thank you so much!!! The plans are clear and the instructions understandable! The tire store is holding the bias belted tires for me so I can make them for all of my grandchildren and even for some friends' children. THANK YOU!!!

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galonflag
Minneapolis, MN

October 4, 2006
5:58 PM

Post #2785492

Hi,
I too would love this pattern for my grand nephews.
Thanks in advance!
gal
JOPPE
Montreal
Canada

October 9, 2006
1:25 AM

Post #2798453

Hello, I was really happy that others share my passion for those horse tire swings!! If the patterns are still available, I would be more than happy if you could send me a copy to

I would really like to try to make one for my son!!

Thanks, Jorg
JRush
Guilford, CT
(Zone 6b)

October 10, 2006
4:32 PM

Post #2803822

Me too - Something I would love to try as a Winter project.
Perhaps a city playground or park would accept the finished product as a donation.
Thanks!


Wendylea
Bloomer, WI

October 11, 2006
3:33 AM

Post #2805881

Has anybody gotten the pattern for this?? I havn't and I was hoping to get it so hubby could make them for Christmas.

~ Wendy
Wendylea
Bloomer, WI

October 11, 2006
3:17 PM

Post #2807029


Baronessjodan

I sent you a dmail cause I don't know your email addy anyway I sent you my email addy through the dmail. Thankyou

~ Wendy
Stinkerweed
Fortuna, CA

October 11, 2006
5:06 PM

Post #2807393

No, I have had no response either. I think baronessjodan may have forgotten this site.
msgirl
Tishomingo, MS

October 11, 2006
5:31 PM

Post #2807442

baronessjodan, thank you very much for the pattern you sent me yesterday.
tonypotter
Cedar Rapids, IA

October 12, 2006
12:24 AM

Post #2808462

heh. I wouldn't mind having a set of these plans if the offer still holds. Thanks,

tony
paulkell
Burgin, KY

October 14, 2006
7:34 PM

Post #2817080

VERY interested if the offer still stands. My sons would LOVE this!!!
panky
Mobile, AL

October 15, 2006
1:07 PM

Post #2818785

great idea what a cool swing, i'd like to have the pattern to build one for my grandchilren
bbdonks
Bethany, IL
(Zone 5b)

October 16, 2006
12:58 PM

Post #2821475

baron, I purchased my tire pony from Rural King for $59 last year. It has a sissal mane and tail as an accent. You did an excellent job! My 5 grandsons, all 3 and under, love to come to gramma's to ride the pony! It hangs in our barn and I put straw bales under it for safety. We use two heavy rubber bungee cords to hang it from a rafter.

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Tchara
Belton, TX

October 18, 2006
8:22 PM

Post #2829263

I have been searching for this pattern for ever, and I too am to cheap to buy it. It would really be appreciated if you could send the pattern for the pony swing

Thanks in advance

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


October 21, 2006
4:09 PM

Post #2837804

Admin note: I removed all the email addresses that were displayed in this thread, to help each of you avoid spam mail (whenever you post your email address in a public forum, anyone can pick it up and add you to their mailing list.)

I have sent a dmail to baronnessjodan, suggesting that we provide a link to her plans in our "Extras" section due to the popularity of her offer. If we made it available through a link, she wouldn't have to worry about keeping up with the email requests. (And - of course - we would give her full credit for them, as we have for any member who provides plans or drawings for the benefit of other members.) If anyone is in contact with her, please let her know we'd like to hear from her and arrange to set this up.
hmstyl
Cleveland, GA
(Zone 7a)

November 6, 2006
4:14 PM

Post #2887353

I've been thinking about these tire swings and tire bird planters, and now I have a tire to work with. What did you use to cut the rubber? A Sawsall? With a metal cutting blade for the belts? How did you hold the tire still while you were cutting those little pieces? I am anxious to start something but I figure before I do this thing the hard way, I'll ask ya'll how you did it! Thanks,
Cindy
WUVIE
Hulbert, OK
(Zone 7a)

November 6, 2006
4:58 PM

Post #2887494

Hi Cindy,

Cutting tires will wear your blade out pretty quick. I just buy
a decent knife at the local Goodwill store and keep a sharpening
stone handy.

Be VERY careful when cutting tires, as you have to use a bit
of force at times, and this could be very dangerous.

:-) Karen Marie
maidentheshade
Beaumont, TX

November 9, 2006
1:53 AM

Post #2896146

Terry, Where is the "Extras" section?

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


November 10, 2006
9:19 PM

Post #2902204

If you click on "Home", you'll see a link called "Extras" in the bar of links, just beneath the tabs across the top. I'm awaiting an email with the tire swing directions so we can post them in that area.
maidentheshade
Beaumont, TX

November 10, 2006
9:58 PM

Post #2902303

Thanks Terry. I see it now. I looked and looked for a forum in Garden Talk and Home Talk. I even looked at the top but I must not have been on the home page.
remarkfort8
Palmdale, CA

November 17, 2006
2:31 PM

Post #2921900

can you please email me the plans for this horse tire swing. Thank you very much.
shari31002
Adrian, GA

December 1, 2006
8:41 PM

Post #2959887

I cannot find the plans for this pony swing. Can anybody else??????
lmmock12
Alum Bank, PA

December 6, 2006
11:40 PM

Post #2975328

I would also like a copy of the plans for the horse tire swing and any other tire pattern that may be out there. Or does anyone else no where to find these plans?
jvan2
Lake Wilson, MN

December 13, 2006
1:54 PM

Post #2995393

Could I please get a copy of the horse tire swing? I would like to make one for a Christmas gift!!
JRush
Guilford, CT
(Zone 6b)

December 14, 2006
11:28 PM

Post #2999616

I did receive a dmail from Baroness Jordan back in November requesting my email, so she could send me the instructions. But I have not heard back from her - Has anyone received the plans yet? Perhaps she is not active on DG lately?
I am going to go to a garage & ask for an old tire to see if I can figure it out - Maybe try a small tire first!
Julie
1gardengram
Fayetteville, NC
(Zone 8a)

December 15, 2006
5:15 AM

Post #3000394

I just found this thread. What a super idea and I have the perfect place for a couple of these. Great to reuse those horrible old tires also. Can we still get the plans? Doesn't sound too hopeful from the last few posts.
budsnblooms
(Debbie) Carlisle, KY
(Zone 6b)

January 15, 2007
4:13 AM

Post #3085341

I would love plans for you horsey swing. I'll check the extra's and see if the plans have made it there yet.

Terry

Terry
Murfreesboro, TN
(Zone 7a)


February 2, 2007
11:34 PM

Post #3150832

At long last, the plans are online here: http://davesgarden.com/files/Pony_Tire_Swing/

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