Carousel Horse Display

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#1 posted 05-30-2011 11:26 PM

I didn´t had the time to follow you blogserie on this one William other than just shimm it .. sorry
but this horse is even better than the first rocker I saw you made
thank´s for sharing :-)

take care

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alan coon

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#2 posted 05-30-2011 11:26 PM

Willam Your idea of nat. wood really paid off.Looks outstanding!!

-- Al, South E. Az., But it's a dry heat.

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#3 posted 05-30-2011 11:52 PM

spot on william, your creative energy really shows on this project, just like your others, for someone who suffers with as much pain as you do, your talent sure shines on these…thanks for the inspiration…grizz

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

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#4 posted 05-31-2011 12:04 AM

Thank you all. I really enjoy doing projects like this where I can be a little creative. It’s these type projects that keep me going. Without them, I’d do nothing but sit at home on the computer, sinking into a pit of depression. Yes, because of my back, I suffer while doing the harder work on these, like the standing up and adding details. When finished though, when I stand back and see what I’ve done, it makes it well worth it.


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#5 posted 05-31-2011 12:12 AM

Great job William only 19 more to go;) Hopefully it will find a wonderful home and be loved. I like it cause I bet it don’t eat much….

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#6 posted 05-31-2011 12:22 AM

Now that is cool, well done!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 05-31-2011 12:57 AM

It eats sawust SuperD.
Thanks, Ken.


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#8 posted 05-31-2011 12:59 AM

There is another idea I may do sometimes in the future. The instructions for this project are for a display type piece. It is only to look at. Someone sitting on it with all their weight would surely break it. I think with a metal pole though I could make the rocking version that could actually be ridden.


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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#9 posted 05-31-2011 12:59 AM

It is absolutely beautiful, William! I am also partial to the natural colors of the wood. You did a wonderful mix of natural colors. It is truly outstanding and I enjoyed watching every step of the process. I am happy you did one for yourself this time. :)


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

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#10 posted 05-31-2011 03:46 AM

It looks like you decided not to do more to this piece, it looks awesome as it stands! This is my favorite of your horses.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#11 posted 05-31-2011 04:31 PM

Thanks you all. I did decide not to put nearly as much flowery detail on this one as I have in the past. I think it was the right choice. Some times less is more. I’ve got to do as SuperD told me and start being aware of that “sixth sense”. I often do projects and plan things out before I ever start, and then stick strictly to that plan. I carried that plan though on this one, but at the point you see it now (minus finish), I stepped back and reevaluated the “plan”. I need to start doing that.
Another thing I find helps my projects sometimes is that every once in a while, I’ll build something with no plan. I’ll go with a good known platform, like the carousel horse, then just start detailing. I feel it’s about time to do that again (not the carousel horse again, I’m just thinking as I type). When I do this “fly by the seat of my pants” planning style, I feel it really turns out some of my best work.
Thank ya’ll for your compliments. It does mean a lot to me.


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#12 posted 05-31-2011 04:42 PM

Beautiful job , William!
very nice details

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

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#13 posted 06-01-2011 11:37 PM

Very impressive, William.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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