Tuesday, May 19, 2009

A Horse for Giggles: Part 4

There are reasons that I haven't been blogging.

I've been trying to get some work done and eliminate stuff of the whiteboard that sits at my right hand. Getting there. Very slowly.

Yesterday was a crazy-busy day.

On Sunday we went to Brisbane to celebrate the dedication of friends' fourth child. Lovely occasion, and good to catch up with them, their friends and relations.

But the biggest reason that I haven't been blogging has been Troy. I spent Saturday sanding. To the point that by the end of Saturday I could no longer focus my eyes (I have a convergence problem that is worse when I'm tired) and tripped up the stairs, nearly sending Troy's almost finished head crashing to the floor ears first. Which would have been a disaster because I'm fairly certain the ears would have snapped off.

My Beloved bought me a present:-

Yes, I am working at a desk made up of a shelf on top on a drum, but this is about the little ozito sander that is wonderful. It has made the sanding go a heap faster, because it can get into most of the little nooks and crannies that the belt sander couldn't. It doesn't leave flat patches, either.

My Beloved spent most of his day making this happen:-

At least he had something to show for his day's work. It now "only" needs sanding - my job, if I have time (but won't it be so much easier now?).

Then we have an oh-so-close-to-finished head. A little more work to do by hand between his ears and under his chin before he can be attached to an as-yet-unconstructed body (although the boards have been cut):-

He really doesn't look much better in this photo than the last one I posted. But there's hours and hours of sanding work happened between now and then. You'll just have to take my word for it that he looks better. He's much smoother. Believe me.

You remember these legs?

Is there much difference between what they looked like before and now that they have been shaped and sanded?

Again, you are going to have to take my word for it. They now have a little shape around the knees and fetlocks. They just need checking out and attaching to the body:-

I've asked the butcher about getting cow tail hair (probably more likely steer tails, come to think of it), he'll get back to me, but doesn't see a problem as they usually only incinerate the bits that they can't use. He'll even see if they can get the longer ones, if possible. I love having a real butcher that actually have their own abattoir and know me, so they'll actually listen to my odd requests.
So for now, after yet another Troy-related post, let's hope that I am boring you all...
... Approximately None!


Wendy said...

I think you are the only girl I know who does woodwork as a hobby. You should have been an OT :-)

Jenny said...

I can't wait to see him finished!!

Swift Jan said...

Wow you guys are doing an awesome job! I can certainly tell the differance between the sanded & unsanded bits & pieces!
YOu have a lot more patience than me, I hate sanding!!
Cant wait to see the finished result!

Anonymous said...

Yes, I can see the differences inthelegs, more toned and defined and smoothed. Could you do the same thing with my legs?

Givinya De Elba said...

And mine.

You've done an awesome job! Troy is looking Won-Der-Ful!

See you on Friday. Hide Troy from my kids.

Sammi said...

I love Troy's mouth.
Kind of cheeky.
Definitely adds character.

And those legs:
Pretty sexy.
For a horse.

Dee from Downunder said...

troy is looking good!

Are you sure you have not been to my agistment paddock? Someone has cut the tail off one of the horses, he has a bob now. we wonder what they want it for..
( I am joking that its you of course - but it did happen.)