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Project by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) posted 1216 days ago 2478 views 8 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

Sheila :)

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"





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huntter2022

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#1 posted 1216 days ago

From FB posting;
Looks awesome Shelia . I would thing the saddle would look good dark brown ( like saddle ) and add a leather strap like reins drilling a hole around the head area .

-- David ; "BE SAFE BE HAPPY" Brockport , NY

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Druid

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#2 posted 1216 days ago

I would vote for the addition of the pull cord. I can see this as becoming a real favourite with many lucky children. Looks great, and it should qualify as a family heirloom someday after being passed down.
Really beautiful project!!!

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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peteg

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#3 posted 1216 days ago

Lovely job Sheila, you certainly have “soft hands” with that scroll saw, very nice & clean cutting on thoes spokes.& nice touches with the Dremell.
brown boot polish can give a nice colour to timber (not sure of the oak, you would need to cut back the schellac first) could be worth a try on a piece of scrap sanded to the same as your project
well done :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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devann

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#4 posted 1216 days ago

Great Looking work! I agree with a brown saddle but after that I wouldn’t change a thing. I think the wheels centers look fine, they’re already a lighter color. I’m sure my girl would love something like that on her shelf.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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Rick

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#5 posted 1216 days ago

Beautiful piece of work Sheila!! I’d do the Pull String but I Kinda Like the Natural Finish for the rest.

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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mtkate

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#6 posted 1215 days ago

I vote for brown – integrates better. This is lovely!

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Roger

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#7 posted 1215 days ago

Giddy up! very awesome Sheila. looks like a winning horse for the Kentucky Derby coming up this Saturday. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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tdv

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#8 posted 1215 days ago

Beautiful work Sheila those wheels are so over the top I mean in a nice way it looks brilliant
Best
Trevor

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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Karson

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#9 posted 1215 days ago

That is a great looking toy. A nighty fine job on the making of it.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#10 posted 1215 days ago

Thank you all so very much for your nice comments. As you see, I revised the project and I used a brown stain on the saddle and also on the wheels. I didn’t use a dark one, as I wanted it to be subtle. I also added a string and bead pull and I think it looks much better with that on it.

Again, thanks for your suggestions and comments. I am glad you like it and hope to have other fun projects like this soon.

Sheila :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"

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rivergirl

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#11 posted 1212 days ago

This is incredibly cute!!!! cute!!!!!!!! cute!!!!!!!!! I like the stained saddle and the pull string addition. If I had a nice scrolll saw I would be tempted to make this one. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#12 posted 1212 days ago

Didn’t you score a scroll saw a couple of months ago, RG??

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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Woodbutcher3

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#13 posted 1210 days ago

Awesome work. I think the detail of the ear cut, shaped & added to the head rather than part of the main body, is a very nice touch.

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#14 posted 1210 days ago

I want to thank you all for your inspiring comments and suggestions. This was really a fun project to do. I have finished making the pattern and it is now on my site. I will be doing more replica toys like this in the near future. :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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SCOTSMAN

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#15 posted 1210 days ago

I like this very much personally I would have preferred plane wheels only on the outside the inside looks nice , but nicely done good work too. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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