|Project by jumbojack||posted 09-02-2013 11:48 PM||1097 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
It was last year or the year before, I don’t remember The Woodwhisper has a build challenge. I was doing other projects and could not participate, but loved the look of the build.
I am a little more organized this year and have actually started Christmas builds. This one is going to a nephew. The plans are still available and it is a straight forward build.
You can download full size plans which I did and also printable from your home compute which I also did. I used the ones from home for this build. I made templates for all the other pieces and saved the full size to make a template for the main body sometime later.
I clamped it together to see how everything was fitting. These large panels are known to twist and bow and cup and every other imaginable malady.
I did a little painting of the saddle, a star, who does not like a star on their pony? They got fixed to the horse with construction adhesive. I previously roughed up the pine on both sides and expect them to stay for eternity.
The last photo details, probably the most difficult part of the build. The staining of the mane, painting on the eye and nose detail. My artistic abilities are nil, but it came off acceptable, even to my worst critic…...ME.
If you have some little ones, probably under four years old this is a simple well received gift.
Thanks for looking.
-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith