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Project by Mick68 posted 01-12-2015 03:42 AM 1357 views 1 time favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is the first carving project I have attempted. It was meant to be a Christmas gift to my daughter. She is only three so don’t think she will hold it against me….

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#1 posted 01-12-2015 04:39 AM

Outstanding! Beautiful craftsmanship!

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#2 posted 01-12-2015 11:11 AM

absolutely beautiful!!

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#3 posted 01-12-2015 02:24 PM

love the selection of the grain in the neck, front shoulder and rear quarter.The arc of the neck is just beautiful ! well done.

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#4 posted 01-12-2015 04:55 PM

Well worth waiting for and you did a really great job on it!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 01-12-2015 07:36 PM

Thanks for the comments guys.
I built this from a set of plans my wife found from the UK.
Snowgoer one of the reasons I liked this design was because it is made from plywood and it gives you that grain pattern that kind of highlights the muscle shape and curves of the body.

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#6 posted 01-12-2015 07:42 PM


Beautiful execution of a great design.

Any chance of a link to a source for the pattern/plan?

Keep up the good work and remember…

Be Careful!


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#7 posted 01-12-2015 08:14 PM

Herb we found a couple of designs but this on is little rocky from

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#8 posted 01-12-2015 09:30 PM

Outstanding!! the face and ears are amazing…

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#9 posted 01-13-2015 01:42 AM

That is your “First” carving project! I can hardly wait to see your second one!

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#10 posted 01-13-2015 03:21 AM

I ordered these plans about a year ago. I have put off staring it, but this makes me want to start. What kind of plywood did you use? I hope mine looks half as good as yours.

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#11 posted 01-13-2015 03:28 AM

Phillip the plywood here in the back woods of Oz is very limited so this is what we call marine ply. It has less voids in the our standard ply. I used 19mm ply with 18 layers glued up of the thickness. You can with a little playing get all piece from just the one 1200×2400 sheet.

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#12 posted 01-14-2015 02:33 AM

Nicely done! Generally poplar is suggested for carving the horses. How was the plywood to carve and what carving tools did you use?

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