Making my own Dala Horse


#1

So, with the next video on pause until console release - I’ve made a start on the Dala Horse. It’s inspiration sadly came with a dispute over eBay over The collectors edition of Generation Zero.

Long story short, the picture displayed in the listing showed the 7” Dala Horse - in black, with red detail, with the rare Ash of the Flesh t shirt also in red and black. He confirmed it had the horse and I payed over the odds - only for the listing image to changed just before the auction ended.

Frenchie tried to pull a fast one, got disputed as soon as it went to Payment and transaction was cancelled. So no collectors edition sadly, so the hunt continues however - I’m gonna make the horse anyway.

Day 1


#2

Nice start, Looks good so far! :+1:


#3

looking nice, man. hope that the rest goes as smoothly.:+1:


#4

Day 2


#5

Legs formed - everything square


#7

Now 24 hour bath

image


#8

Squared up the face to start


#9

Then sides, and into saddle area. Now, he’s getting a sun tan for 24 hours.


#10

Legs, Belly, back, chest done. New blades tomorrow for head


#11

Here’s the penultimate cuts before the final pass. I’ve going to do something risky with it, but I’ve tried it before on similar projects so next picture will be it completed.


#12

That looks really nice, please continue i want t see that horse when it is ready.


#13

Well yes tomorrow is literally judgement day. Because of the DLC being put back so significantly I may do a little video about the project so others can attempt in the future.

Bang on 6”


#14

What colours are you planning for it dude?


#15

All will ( weather permitting ) be uploaded tomorrow.

It will be a first though :wink:


#16

#17

That looks really nice. And it looks like very professional work. :+1::+1::+1::+1::smile:


#18

It was extremely satisfying ( but time consuming ) to make.

I’ve ordered another 20 blanks - so I’ll make them as gifts over the years.

Glad you liked it mate.


#19

It is a nice idea to work that wood with the flame to emphasize the wood grain. Good work :+1::+1::+1:


#20

I’ve done some big pieces in the garden past year. I was worried that the char would reduce the leg proportions when i wheeled it - but I just about made it.


#21

Something tells me this isn’t your first wood carving. That’s very nice handiwork, well done :slight_smile: