|Project by ErnestP||posted 11-29-2015 11:57 PM||564 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
I first got this pattern about 25 years ago at Woodcraft. I made the full sized version.
That was fun, so I made a 1/4 scale version out of ash.
Well, got the itch to do another, so I reduced it to about 1/6th scale.
The body is burl maple. Legs, mane and tail are walnut.
Mahogany for the saddle and some of the stretchers.
Ebony for the eye/s and horn.
Maple for the rockers and the rest of the stretchers.
The saddle cover, ears and harness come from an old leather purse, my wife retired.
Sort of threw the variety of woods in, to sort of pimp it out.
Probably put in excess of 40 hours into it, but spread that out over piddle time for the last 6 months.
I don’t usually duplicate anything ( I’m bored easily), so this is definitely the last one of these I do.