Horse stuff tote for grand daughter

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Project by Schwieb posted 11-21-2012 01:00 PM 1548 views 6 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Girls and horses. I’ve come to learn that there is something special about the bond between them and just about everything that goes with it. I made this tote out of some odds and ends of maple and cherry to go along with a tack trunk I made for her last year. In fact the panel in front of the tote was made to attach to the trunk. Nothing particularly special here, it was just really fun to make.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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Eric in Florida.

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#1 posted 11-21-2012 01:18 PM

Great looking tote Doc.
The spline work in the handle and through tenon is really nice.

-- Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs ~ Henry Ford

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#2 posted 11-21-2012 02:17 PM

Real nice work.


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#3 posted 11-21-2012 02:49 PM

Great design. This one is very inspiring! Thanks for posting. I’m keeping it in mind and see what I can come up with.



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#4 posted 11-21-2012 03:06 PM

Anything made for a granddaughter is special enough. Great tote!

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#5 posted 11-21-2012 03:18 PM

really quite nice, i think the lighting could have been better on the one shot, as it doesnt really show the beauty of the wood you used, the design is great and i know she will love this…, i really like the handle and the joinery, it all flows really well…i hope your doing well and enjoying that wonderful shop…grizz

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

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#6 posted 11-21-2012 04:31 PM

I like this it’s very cool.

-- Custom furniture

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#7 posted 11-21-2012 04:53 PM

Your granddaughter is very fortunate to have such a skilled granddad. The more colorful pictures show the beauty of the wood you used in this project. I’m sure she will treasure the things you build for her even more as she becomes older.

How did you do the lettering? Is it engraved or carved or did you use a router and letter templates? Where does the color in the letters come from? I’m always curious …

-- Alex ----- Bavaria in Germany

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#8 posted 11-21-2012 05:26 PM

Very beautiful. Yes girls and horses are an inseparable combination. Not sure why.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#9 posted 11-21-2012 06:01 PM

Nicely and masterly made!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#10 posted 11-21-2012 07:43 PM

nice work Ken ….... someone will get a big hugkiss at Chrismas …. :-)
like how you let the spline lock the tennon

take care

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#11 posted 11-21-2012 09:28 PM

Very nice Ken.
Lucky granddaughter.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#12 posted 11-22-2012 04:57 AM

great looking box, for a special gal.

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#13 posted 11-22-2012 12:48 PM

Doc, This is a winner!! Your granddaughter will love this tote, I know what you mean about girls and their horses. My daughter and her daughter my granddaughter is major into horses mostly for pleasure but there is something about girls and horses…. Anyway, Great Tote!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#14 posted 11-23-2012 03:22 AM

Very Nice Project Indeed! Thanks For Posting.


-- Can You Hear The Toilet Flushing?

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#15 posted 01-06-2013 11:47 PM

Now that’s what I should have made Cathy for Christmas.
Great idea.

-- Troy in Melrose, Florida

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