Horsin' Around

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Project by Gary posted 01-31-2011 03:46 AM 1601 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The last several months have been sawdust deficient.
So, while this ain’t much, it’s all I got:

My wife is a chair for the Florida Federation of Garden Club’s state convention.
This year’s theme is a horse race, so they needed 12 horses.
I made one on the scrollsaw as a pattern and pattern routed a dozen.

Each horse is roughly 12” X 16”.
The pattern is the darker one made of oak 1/4” plywood.
The dozen were routed into 1/4” birch plywood.
Five were delivered last week, this weekend I finished the last seven.

They’ll be painting them with jockey colors and setting ‘em on each table at the convention.
Each horse will be on a stand and they’ll have some sort of race.

Thanks for looking.

-- Gary, Florida

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#1 posted 01-31-2011 04:17 AM

I can’t believe that you didn’t make each one different. When you only get a little time in the shop you have to try and extend the joy.

Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#2 posted 01-31-2011 04:35 AM

It’s deadlines over desire.
With my schedule, I’ve barely had time for anything recreational.
Since their convention is coming up soon, I couldn’t afford to be late.

-- Gary, Florida

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#3 posted 01-31-2011 04:49 AM

I was just thinking that they do look different. I was about to post how much I liked the unique effect of the grain on each pattern.

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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