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Project by souichiro posted 09-20-2011 03:29 AM 1099 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have to say that I am completely in love with this little toy. Here is my remake of those 80’s toys My Little Pony. I thought that the kids would like to play with some ponies, and I have been wanting to try this yarn “hair plug” idea for a long time now. This is the first of hopefully several.

The proportions andthe feel of the yarn are absolutely wonderful, I have to say. And the walnut was so great that I just couldn’t get myself to paint it. Maybe I’ll just add some color with the yarn on future versions. We’ll just have to see.

The walnut is 1-1/4” thick, and the finished pony is probably around 4” tall. Although I could measure it if anyone is interested. (I’ll have to hunt down my daughter to get it!) The yarn on the mane is put into holes that are 9/64” with 2 yarns, that are glued and pushed into the hole at the center of the yarns with a 1/8” dowel. Then the dowel is punched in just below the surface to “hide” it. The tail is a 13/64” hole, with 4 yarns, pinned in the center into the hole, glue and the same 1/8” dowel. It’s a very cool setup, and we’ll see how well it holds up. Although it does feel pretty solid, so I’m hopeful.

-- Dale, Oregon





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Lotidus

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#1 posted 09-20-2011 07:58 AM

This is cool. I am going to make some f theese for my 3yr old. If you had to hunt your little girl down to take a picture of it I can tell she loves it. Thats how it go’s the simplest toy is thier favorite, give them a big fancy toy and they play with the box. If you really want to make it like My little pony you could carve a pic of some sort on the haunch. I think I will when I make some. Thanks for the post its great.

-- Lotidus

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#2 posted 09-20-2011 01:52 PM

Great toy with mixed materials, the yarn is the best and I’m glad to see that you didn’t sand out your knife marks. A handmade beauty.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#3 posted 09-20-2011 01:59 PM

I can see how a child could be completely in love with it as well. Whatever children that you give any of those will definitely be in love with them. Nice going.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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