Monday, December 20, 2010

Carving A Cowboy’s Horse – Part 12 – Building A Gate

Ever build a wooden gate?  Well, here’s your chance!  While it might look a little involved for a caricature carving,  I like to do things the same way it would be done if it were done full size.  That way it looks authentic and our little gate will look just like it’s big brother out there on the ranch.    If you don’t have access to the tools to cut the wooden strips you can find the stock necessary at Hobby Lobby or a local hobby shop in the model airplane section.
Again, going through this much trouble to make a base and setting for the horse might seem a little overboard to some but believe me, it will pay dividends when that prospective buyer shows up at your display.  Horses don’t hang around long.

1 comment:

  1. Haven't gotten to watch this installment yet, but downloaded it and added it to the Out West folder in my library. Having a lot of Christmas chores here at my Mother's...even when you are getting your own social security, you are still Mom's little boy and have to do what she says!
    The scene looks like it is coming along splendedly, the extra details add so much interest to your carvings..I really like all the little touches you bring to the carving. keep up the good work and Merry Christmas to all!