|Project by Roz||posted 07-21-2012 08:39 PM||1124 views||2 times favorited||9 comments|
This horse has been languishing in the dusty recesses of my shop, along with an ever growing pile of broken furniture awaiting repair. I am tired of Daisy laying around half finished doing nothing. So, I finished her up and got her out of there. What you see here is the result. It looks a lot like the last one I did, though I strive to make each one different.
I built it from a plan I developed after becoming discussed with a couple of purchased plans. I found those plans to have design and assembly problems and made plans of my own that avoided the same.
I make the body in one piece and attach legs saddle, trim etc. I build laminated rockers to save unacceptable material waist resulting from following the commercial plans I have. The rest is decoration.
Daisy here is made of Pine and Red Oak, White Oak, Ash, Cherry and Popular, an imported hardwood dowel and a few other woods that came from my scrap bin. The rocker is finished in lacquer and oil with the horse primed and then painted with gloss enamel.
My younger sister said she wanted this one, but if she has changed her mind after the long wait it will go the the local antique shop. They sell pretty well.
Sorry about another horse post. I promise something different next time.
-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."