|Project by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)||posted 05-02-2011 01:50 AM||3148 views||8 times favorited||21 comments|
Hi, Everyone! It seems like a long time since I added a project to my gallery. I put them in my blog and then I forget to add them here. In any case, this is my newest design that I created. It is a replica of an antique pull toy horse. It is approximately 8” tall and is made of 1/4” and 1/2” oak. I cut it on the scroll saw and used a Dremel to shape the horse. The tail and mane is made from plain jute, which I untwisted to look like hair. The wheels do turn on it, although I made them scalloped so that those who may want to cut the pattern will have an easier time of it too. Besides – I think they look cooler that way!
I am debating whether to (lightly) stain the saddle and the hub caps of the wheels with red stain. I think it would add some color in. I am not sure whether to use red of brown though. I also may want to drill a hole in the chest to attach a cord with a bead at the end to make it a true “pull toy”. I will post pictures if I modify it.
The finish is mineral oil, followed by spray shellac.
Thank you very much for looking! Your comments and suggestions are always welcome.
EDIT – OK you guys! I stained the saddle and also the face of the wheels, as well as added a pull cord. For the stain, I used the DecoArt Staining and Antiquing medium mixed with DecoArt Americana Acrylic paint in Burnt Umber. Now it really looks like a toy!
Thanks so much for your suggestions and comments! I appreciate them very much. :D
-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"