Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Sheepherders Wagon - Carriage Framework & Stove

Managed to finish the upper carriage framework today along with the little "Go To Hell" stove.  I have no idea why the stove is called that but can imagine a few scenarios.  The ends are made from plywood and the canvas support strips are oak, steamed and then fixed in place.  The lower body is made from basswood.  Still trying to figure out a way to make the front door open and close.
So far it's looking pretty good.  The next fun part will be constructing the undercarriage and the wheels.  Once that's done it's on to the small details which will really flesh it out.
Lots of photos in the Gallery and your comments are welcome as always.  Tomorrow I hope to finish up the horses's head.


  1. Hi Lynn. Maybe some Dollhouse hinges might be what you can use. By the way, we have your Off Season Santa out on the mantel for Christmas!!!!

  2. Lynn:

    I agree with Gary, go to Hobby Lobby's doll furniture section and you'll find all kinds of doll-house hinges you can retro to work for you.

    I like this ole wagon too and can't wait to see the furnishgs, along with the sheepherder himself and his dog.

  3. There are some people who just get to have too much fun! What a *cool* project!

    Now, if I could just stop havin' to do this whole goin'-to-work-everyday-just-to-make-a-buck thing, I could have fun like that, too!

    I'm anxious to see how this one turns out.