|Project by Allen||posted 04-04-2007 04:50 PM||1992 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
The second project I ever built, again for my son as a 1st Christmas present. He’s 2 1/2 now but still rides it every day. It was a challenge for me as I didn’t have, and still do not have, a band saw. I started out trying to cut the pieces using a scroll saw but 4/4 oak doesn’t lend itself to easy cutting with a scroll and after snapping my 4th blade cutting out one leg of the horse I switched to a jigsaw. It didn’t take long, however, to kill my dad’s 30 year old Black and Decker and I bought a new jigsaw to complete it, cutting outside the lines and sanding it the rest of the way with a drum sander chucked into my benchtop drill press.
The horse is 4/4 red oak, finish is General Finish Candlelite wipe on gel. The mane and tail are faux fur and the saddle covering is black vinyl both purchased from a fabric store. Still one of my favorites of the limited number of projects I’ve done so far.
-- We may never know who let the dogs out, but I'd bet anything PETA was involved.