Lilliputian horses

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Project by antmjr posted 01-03-2010 03:44 PM 3420 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s a wonderful day here, after days of rain and snow (I mean, rain & snow mixed together, a true disaster, practically the opposite of an antidepressant: imagine a man suffering from excessive happiness – me for instance – and a doctor prescribing depressive pillows. That patient could order the past days as depressive pillows, imagine: Give me a bunch of depressive pillows, I’m too happy today, and an umbrella with a pair of gloves).
Joking apart, these are some little horses, only 30cm (1’) in length, inspired by a book on Japanese woodworking, and made out of some leftover pieces of larch planks. They are extremely useful on your workbench when you have to joint some planks together, or on the floor when you have to stack your stuff.

-- Antonio

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#1 posted 01-03-2010 04:08 PM

Interesting. I generally use scraps to accomplish the same thing, but it would be nice to have a few of these made up for the sake of uniformity.

Speaking of the weather… we just got through the officially wettest month ever in New Orleans. Almost 26 inches of rain. Talk about depressing!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 01-03-2010 04:28 PM

Great job, you can never get too many jigs.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#3 posted 01-03-2010 04:31 PM

Charlie, we could try group therapy then…:-)
(thank you)

-- Antonio

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#4 posted 01-03-2010 04:47 PM

Group therapy? Why do you think I’m here?! :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 01-03-2010 04:48 PM

Dang more jig´s on my to do list
Tank´s for sharing


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#6 posted 01-03-2010 05:10 PM

ahahah, Charlie, you are not here, you are there!!! I’m sure, I have controlled everywhere! you are not here, I have seen in the rear-view mirror too (in the case you were making a fool of me – sorry for my lack of confidence), but I’m sure, you are definitely there, not here, believe me!

-- Antonio

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#7 posted 01-03-2010 05:32 PM

Great job antmjr they look neat. Can you tell me which book you saw those in or good books on the same topic? I am vey interested in this sort of thing, Thanks,

-- shavins

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#8 posted 01-03-2010 05:36 PM

Those are a big help Antonio.

It has been so cold over here in Chicago that if you spit, it freezes before it hits the ground.
January & February are monsters here.
We currently have depressive pillows, blankets & rugs…..

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#9 posted 01-03-2010 05:47 PM

Thanks Antonio. I have seen these before, but never considered making some for myself. They look pretty useful, so I might be making some if I can find a place to keep them!

We are still freezing here. It has warmed up to -8degrees C today, but not that much more comfortable. I only get depressed in the summer when I have to work in the garden instead of my workshop.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 01-03-2010 07:46 PM

thank you all.
shavins, I have these two books on the subject, both bought with amazon:

From the first one, here a microscopic Japanese horse:

At first I joined the legs of my horses in the same way, i.e. slightly apart from the end of the beam, as in these Japanese examples; they are more elegant, but have the defect to capsize if one loads only the end of the beam; therefore I modified them as you see above in the first photos.

-- Antonio

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