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From Wood Magazine October 2009-

A couple of Christmas presents for the neighbor kids. One for a little girl the other a little boy. I think if I were doing it over, I would not make the mouth cut out. Looks like this will be a weak point and easily broken. Also, I was afraid the “wobbly eyes” suggested might come off- so I made the eyes from cut round wooden balls which were glued and pin nailed into place.

Comments and suggestions are always welcome.

Thanks for looking.

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.





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drfixit

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#1 posted 1727 days ago

Very cute, bet they will love them!

-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!

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LesB

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#2 posted 1727 days ago

Not only is your wood working great, someone is a good paint brush artist too.
A skill I fall short on; sometimes my wife helps me out there.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#3 posted 1727 days ago

these are wonderful…you did a wonderful job…..and i think its great your doing them for the nieghborhood kids…that is great…i like the who project…...bravo…good job.

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

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yarydoc

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#4 posted 1727 days ago

Good looking ponies. I like how you fixed the eyes.

-- Ray , Florence Alabama

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degoose

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#5 posted 1727 days ago

Bravo Zulu.. sincerely nice of you.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 1727 days ago

I really like these super gifts and well done. I think I’ll make a big one for my wife LOL

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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lew

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#7 posted 1727 days ago

Thanks everyone for the kind words.

Jim, unless you have a bed in the shop, I’m not sure I’d do that ;^)

Lew

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 1727 days ago

I just told my wife what I ‘d said and she said she thought it would be funny. So I’m safe this time.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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mmh

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#9 posted 1726 days ago

Hey, I was going to ask for a “Big Girl” version too! We’d be a “rockin’ in style!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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Napaman

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#10 posted 1726 days ago

these are great Lew…i love the finish on the pine…and of course the paint job is spectacular. I had to go back to look at the mouth…and I dont know…it wont be a place were the kids would grab often…I think it will be fine…

fun stuff…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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GaryBuck

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#11 posted 1725 days ago

Very nice work and a super jester on your part making them for the neighbor kids, mine are so damn mean all I want to give them is a swift kick in the britches. I just don’t understand the disrespect and hatefulness some of the youths have for others especially their own parents. I think man if I talked to my Mom or Dad that way I’d of woke up with a crowd standing over me saying MAN WHAT GOT A HOLD OF YOU? L.O.L. In any case great job, we all could use some more neighbors like you.

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Roger

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#12 posted 1724 days ago

Very nice work Lew.
I wonder why I didn’t think of using paint on the one I’m making my Great Grandson who will be 1 a week before Christmas.
Wood Mag didn’t explain how to keep the dark stain for the mane from bleeding out of the desired area so, I had problems.
You did a wonderful job on those.

-- Do like you always do,,,,,Get what you always get!!

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