Around The Coffeepot Ramblings #30: The Evolution Of The Armored Uni-Carousel Horse.

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Blog entry by William posted 1055 days ago 1012 reads 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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alan coon

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#1 posted 1055 days ago


Those are so nice, they prob. would sell like hotcakes. What do you use for paint/finish? i have a pair of ankle braces.due to the big C. and deveeloped RA in 2000. So i sort of know where your comming from. But have three healthy kids,so i have no complaints. Some days you eat the bear-some days the bear eats you. The best to you!!

-- Al, South E. Az., But it's a dry heat.

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#2 posted 1055 days ago

The first horse body is stained with pecan stain. the second one, the armored horse, body is stained with dark walnut. All the other colors are simply latex semi-gloss paint, until the last one, the one I’m currently working on.
On the last photos, the body is stained pecan. The hooves are painted. Everything else is bare wood. After everything as you see that one now is done (still a long ways to go), I will cover the entire thing with shellac. I want the whole thing showing the beautiful wood grain. The only exception is the hooves. I still haven’t decided what to do about the flowers.
All the stain I use is Minwax. All the paints I have used so far have been Behr from Home Depot.


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#3 posted 1055 days ago

Very pretty. I like the Armored and the last one the most. To me the mane is the best point. Great job. And I hope you get to feeling better.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#4 posted 1055 days ago

well William i have to say , knowing your situation and the pain you go through, these are amazing and for you to have made them is even more so, you have my respect brother…and you do beautiful work…those who get it are very lucky…god bless you for what you do for others…standing applause …grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 1055 days ago

Thanks grizz and SuperD.
The Armored Horse and the last one are my favorites too. The Armored Horse because, well, it’s an armored horse.
The last one simply because like I’ve been saying, I’m finally building it the way I wanted to when I ordered the plans.
All this could have been prevented I guess. The first one was built for my brother’s wedding. My original plan there was to make them a plaque with their names and marriage date on it with a matching frame to put their marriage liscense in. Somehow though, a simple one day project turned into that carousel horse. How do I get myself into those sort of things?


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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#6 posted 1054 days ago

These are all wonderful, William! I also like the armored horse the best. It just struck me as quite a handsome beast! All your work is so cool! You really do some wonderful projects. This was a treat to see them all side by side here and the many different variations. They are just amazing!

Sheila :)

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts, Sheila Landry Designs "Knowledge is Power"

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#7 posted 1054 days ago

Thanks. This all goes back to what we were discussing a day or two ago though, redoing things. Even as I do this one, I think here and there, after I’ve completed some little part of it, things I could do differently if I ever made another one. There are endless variations on a project such as this.
You may notice the only thing I am happy with one it, the head and tail. Besides color, they have went almost unchanged since the beginning.
Now I’ve thought of another variation of the Armored Horse. It would look neat in white. I’m not sure if anyone else woudl get the irony though. I seen it in an old movie. Let me explain though, I like picking apart old movies and finding the ridiculous in them. This was an old movie that had in it these nights on armored horse. They were getting ready to ride in against the enemy. One guy was concerned of their iminent slaughter. Their leader though calmed them all when he pointed out their dark armor and the fact that they were riding in under the vail of night. All the time though that this leader was talking with his dark armor and all I couldn’t help but notice one flaw in his thinking…......HIS HORSE WAS WHITE!!!
I’m sure the enemy, if they noticed them coming would not see the dark armor, but also think to themselves that those white legs sticking out there were nothing since they didn’t see white armor to go with it as well. Thinking about that old movie scene just made me thing of a white armored horse.
Ok, I’ll stop boring everyone with my craziness now. I can’t help it. I haven’t had enough coffee yet this morning.


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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#8 posted 1054 days ago

Oh, I can pick up just about any project that I have and figure out something that I can do better. I think it is in our nature!

A white horse would be awesome but I do see the comical side of the sneak attack! I am looking forward to seeing it done. I am sure it will be awesome like these are.

Take care and have a good day!


-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts, Sheila Landry Designs "Knowledge is Power"

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#9 posted 1052 days ago

Hi William,

Really beautiful work on these. I like ‘em all.

Funny how building something can lead to so many variations.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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