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Project by rmoore44 posted 1633 days ago 1588 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this seahorse at my daughter’s request, she’s doing a “beach” theme in her bedroom. I sketched out the pattern on graph paper, then transferred it to brown paper at full size. Basically a lot of little half-lap joints, all cut by hand, then glued together. The seahorse intentionally encroaches into the frame in a few places, to provide support. My wife found the glass eye at a craft store.

After finishing this one, I would change a few things the next time:
- get a good saw…I used a coping saw and a chisel to cut the joints, the coping saw was hard to keep straight.
- design the pattern with less stopped half-lap joints, hard to do well.
- steam bend the vertical curved pieces…trying to make curves with small straight peices is tough. Not that I’ve ever steam bent wood, but seems like it’d be easier overall.

-- --RoB, Florida





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SgtSnafu

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#1 posted 1633 days ago

Now that is very cool.. Looks like you have a lot of time in that one.. I am sure your daughter is thrilled..

Thanks for sharing

-- Scotty - aka... SgtSnafu - Randleman NC

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scrappy

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#2 posted 1632 days ago

Very creative. If my wife sees this, I know another project on the to-do list. haha Great job.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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Vicki

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#3 posted 1632 days ago

What a neat idea! It looks great. It is a ‘one of’ and she’s lucky to have it.
Vicki

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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rmoore44

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#4 posted 1630 days ago

Thanks everyone for the encouragement, much appreciated.

-- --RoB, Florida

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