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Blog entry by PurpLev posted 1016 days ago 4023 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Probably not what I’d do on some projects, but on this one it was the perfect opportunity to let my daughter draw and paint the horse prior to sealing it.

She was so excited helping out and painting it that it was all worth it. I basically let her complete freedom and a full set of brushes and water colors and away she went.

Note to self – for painting a large surface better to use larger finishing type brushes and not art brushes as it took forever to just paint the main theme.

After that, I took it apart, and applied 2 coats of shellac to seal the deal with 32o sanding after each coat. then applied a bit of glue and screwed it back up again. it is not comfortably smooth and ready for action:

I’ll just have to add handles ,and post it as finished later on.

Thanks for reading,
Peace.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.



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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 1016 days ago

Can I send you my projects to let her do her thing, and then you can send them back for final finishing?

(As I type this I’m looking at a 10-15 year old “My Little Pony” coloring my daughter did, which is taped to a file cabinet in my office. She’s 22 now, and seems to busy to do much artwork for old dad these days.)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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PurpLev

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#2 posted 1016 days ago

Charlie:

I must warn you, she is an artist and you will get what and how she decides to paint (she does a good job though).

did your daughter ever get the woodworking bug or not really?

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 1016 days ago

She was well into her teens when I started woodworking. By then, her life was pretty much consumed by musical theatre and dance.

Don’t worry… I understand the temperamental artistic personality very well. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Lenny

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#4 posted 1015 days ago

An apparent budding DaVinci Sharon. Drawings (colorings) made by our children are far more precious (to a Dad) than the Mona Lisa. You have created a lasting memory.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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