Ariel, the Unicorn

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Project by ErnestP posted 11-29-2015 11:57 PM 791 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.


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#1 posted 11-30-2015 01:52 AM

I don’t know what it is about rocking horses but there a blast to build.
I really loved it then I saw the pen at the bottom and had to lol, never thought to build a little bitty horse.

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#2 posted 11-30-2015 02:17 AM

Making miniatures are a barrel full of fun. Looks like you did a great job. Piddle time actually is the best in the shop – fun, fun, fun.

Thanks for sharing.

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#3 posted 11-30-2015 02:36 AM

Better watch out, that unicorn is being stalked by a daddy-long-legs spider…

Great work.

Be Careful!


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#4 posted 11-30-2015 12:09 PM

Beautiful details on this rocking horse. Lucky kid!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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