|Project by Shenso||posted 09-23-2014 09:52 AM||4356 views||3 times favorited||11 comments|
Hi! First time posting to LJ, but been a spectator for over a year. Always inspired by the work I see here. Finally got up the stones to post something I was proud of.
This is a stitching pony, made for a buddy who is a leatherworking enthusiast. You sit on it, (hence the soft curves for the underside of the thigh, hand cut with a spokeshave); with the clamp sticking up between your legs, which holds your project (a wallet for example) at chest height in front of you so you have both hands free for stitching.
It’s made from Sapele, with all brass hardware. The box joints, one made loose to function as a hinge, the other snug and glued firm. Finished with three coats of the Maloof Poly, and two coats of his Wax.
Plenty of things I would do differently on the next go around, but thanks for taking a gander.
I look forward to the communities thoughts and tips!