|Project by TDSpade||posted 12-13-2013 06:33 AM||3098 views||16 times favorited||19 comments|
A friend of mine (my ex-mother in laws ex-husband) is an artist. He has been making a living selling car art at car shows for about 15 to 20 years.
Any way when he was in town this last April I gave him a bandsaw reindeer and a copy of the pattern for the reindeer. I ask if he could work up a pattern for a bandsaw horse and a pig. And this is what he came up with. I had to tweak the pattern a little. After I had done about 22 of the smaller ones I noticed that the top of head neck arc was a little flat. I fixed this as you can see in the larger horses. I added a horn to few, instant Unicorns. I really haven’t done much with the pig yet. And have only cut out the one pig.
I have yet to talk to my friend about copy right issues. So at this point in time I can’t sell or give away the pattern.
The smaller ones are 5.4 inches tall by 3.1 inches wide by 1.3 inches thick. And are cut from doug fir 2×4’s.
The larger ones are 8.6 inches tall by 4.8 inches wide by 2 inches thick. Four are cut from pine, three from old red wood decking that I cleaned up in the drum sander and glued up.
Different color stains and dyes used as you can see. On the red wood horses I used boiled linseed oil and some shellac with some transtint red mahogany dye that was left over from my mitered box.
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