Monday, October 25, 2010
On the table are all the rough dimensioned parts for four horses. The little "pony" there was made at school as an exercise in tenons, it also happens to be a 1/2 scale of the low horses out at IP. I'm making the taller horses though.
The shoulders cut and waste removed with table and bands saw. I use a chisel to cut out the corners of the tenon then round it with files to fit the rounded mortises... morti?
LOTS of edges to treat! But I don't want to be grabbing at sharp things when working so treatment they received!
The horses are all assembled except for the top cross piece. There is a lap joint in the top of the leg about 3/4" deep and a lap in the cross piece about 1/4" deep. The top piece is not to be glued into place in case it is ever needed to be replaced. The 1/4" dowel is not compressed any further than what came from the factory and is a tight fit. One will need to apply a fair amount of force to get the cross piece off but not enough that anything is in danger of breaking.
I would also like a set in the 20-22" tall range, another time...