Got a project that you are working on that is not a tractor? Maybe a barn to hold your tractors or just fun stuff like woodworking, glass, tools, sheds, gardens, custom implements, etc., this is the place to talk about it.
Orginally stained dark walnut. Marked up with permenant marker, fingernail polish, gum and some other unknown items. The main was long gone. The tail was still there but filthy. The lumber held up real good for being orginally built by grandpa bower in 1985. Well, this grandpa redid it in 2012. It will have a golden oak finish. I have had a few things of my own to it, for a bit more decoration, and flair. Will take more pictures when we are done with the mane and the tail.
Only time i paint Chief, is when i want to hide something. This wood is as pretty as the day it was made. Took a little extra elbow grease if you know what i mean, but i think it will be worth when i get it all done. Will go with a light oak stain. rubbed in of course.
Hi John : It looks good, and i'm sure it will look even better when you get it done, I don't do great with wood, but i try hard, but i'll will never be as good as my Dad, We have an old Cabin from down on the lake I moved up here it is about 700 SQ. Feet, The wife wants me to replace a lot of the wood around the windows and a lot of other things that need to be done. I know she is right and it needs to be done, So You being a Good Wood Worker, When can You Come To Arkansas, LOL
Chief check that page out, has several projects i have done. If you got time, surf up and look at the shop i built from nothing. If really got time go up one more level and look at the basement remodel. You will really like the master bedroom closest. Its a piece of artwork.
did i ever tell you my BIL is a retired COB of a sub. east coast primarily, 20 yrs 1 month.
Your Grandpa Bower did a beautiful job on that horse. And you are doing a great job, a fine testimonial to the truth he tried to express in his work. I am glad you are going to allow the wood to speak it's own truth and highlight not hide. The mark of a craftsman I am looking forward to the finished piece.
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Hi John : I looked at all your pictures, You sure are a True Craftsman, I'm good with metal, but I have a hard time welding wood back together when I cut it to short, And I love that Dog house, But I don't think Jerry Lea would fit in it, he is 127 lbs. and he loves tools as much as I do