Rocking Horse #2: A Man With Some Plans!

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Blog entry by handsawgeek posted 10-03-2018 01:18 PM 759 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The Wood Magazine containing the rocking horse article features a pull-out section with all of the issue’s full-sized patterns.

The pull-out sheet is printed on both sides, so naturally the patterns cannot just be cut out without messing others up on the backside. Irritating.

My work-around for this was to lay the pull-out on a glass-top coffee table with a desk lamp pointing up from below. A blank sheet of tracing paper was laid on top of the pattern sheet, allowing me to transfer the drawings freehand.

Now that all of the patterns are established, there is a lot of work to be done with an X-Acto knife to cut them out.

“Bring me the Sword of Exact Zero!” – Lord Business (The LEGO Movie)

More to come…..

-- Ed

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#1 posted 11-11-2018 04:49 PM

Hey, Ed! So where are you with this project? Have you completed it? (Of course you have!) Pics, please. :)

-- -- Paul: jack of all dreams, a master none.

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#2 posted 11-12-2018 02:18 PM

Hey! Paul! Good to hear from you again!
As far as the rocking horse, I’ve kind of been stalled the last month or so. I will be going out to purchase the necessary lumber this month. Got to get on the ball. The grand-baby is 8 months old now. I suppose I should have this done before he outgrows it!
How’ve you been? What are you up to?

-- Ed

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#3 posted 11-12-2018 02:30 PM

Thanks! Good to be back among the creative folk!

Eight months old? Soon you’ll be fitting him for a tricycle. Get that rocking horse done! :D

Adjusting to the changes in my life caused by the accident and aging in geneal. I’ve mended enough to where I can spend a full day in the dungeon with frequent breaks. The wife and I did a six-Saturday-long local vending event this summer. I had a month and a half build time in preparation, which really put me through my paces with long days and evenings building. It ’s all about Christmas gifts right now. I hope to be publishing pics soon and spending more time here with all you creative types. :)

-- -- Paul: jack of all dreams, a master none.

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