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Applejack Charity Rocking Horse by xofox Applejack Charity Rocking Horse by xofox
<soapbox>Hi everyone.
So here in about a month and a half I'll be using this rocking horse and, if I can swing it, a sister piece as prizes in a charity auction or some-such contest. All proceeds will go to a young lady named Sunshine, who I met in the Yunnan province during a recent trip with a non-profit medical organization. She's currently paying for heart operations and post-op treatment.
I know it's a ways away at the moment, and I know that there are an enormous number of other extremely worthy causes that deserve your money too, but please consider making a donation when the time comes, and know that it will be for a good cause.
More on this event as it arrives.
PS: A cheap hat will be included in the prize. It just wouldn't stay on for pictures.

Wow. This ended up being much more interesting than I imagined. It wasn't exactly difficult, but it was entirely different from anything I've done to date. I had to learn some entirely new tools and I have been reinforced in my opinion that I need to learn to paint. The paint job on this is not stellar. I'll try to do better next time. (I'm thinking Rainbow Dash just to see if I can manage wings and because :iconlittletiger488: is the coolest girl I know. It also took at least 40 solid hours of work, and I've been doing nothing else every day since Saturday, so I am really enormously sorry, but I'm behind on my self-deadlines and probably will only finish one more piece before I ship off. :|

I'll see if I can improve the smoothness of the rockers for the next one, but this piece still has a pretty good motion to it. I had to freehand the curve because it was too shallow to take a compass or pencil-on-string method. Also, for those interested, that yarn is the softest I could find; it's like touching a cloud.
Also thanks to my siblings for modeling the pony, my sister is 5'3" and my brother is 4'9" to give you a sense of size. And it can safely hold at least 140lbs, which is to say, me, although I didn't rock very hard on her.

Want to see more of this piece? Check out the quite extensive work in progress gallery and equally expansive finished galley at My Little Woodcraft.

Applejack and My Little Pony belong to Hasbro.
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johannchristopherg9 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013  Student Artist
If you have a little sister or daughter, dress her as Applebloom so you she can ride.
CHOTTAPRIDE Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
where's applebloom
TheHarley Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh my god... My little sister has a rocking horse that she LOVES and she adores Applejack...I can't even imagine how excited she would be to see this. Such an awesome idea!
xofox Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you like it. Say hi to your sis for me!
DoughnutJoe Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012
At first I thought it was an ok little sculpture.
Then I looked at the rest of the photos and realized its size.
JosD Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012
how many youre gonna make
i doubt you could make the main 6
because it would be hard right??
xofox Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
If I use my wood correctly then I should make three, this one, the Fluttershy I'll start tomorrow, and a Zecora, which I'll draw out to check for feasibility and possibly start tomorrow as well.
I'd love to make all six, I really would. And probably I could manage if that was my goal, they aren't actually very difficult to make compared to one or two figurines I've done, but no. They're too big and bulky to ship really.
As it is, in the charity auction they actually have to sell for at least several hundred dollars apiece, otherwise I can't even get them in the mail, which I can't afford to do out of pocket. And although bronies do love to spend lots of money on pony stuff I have no idea if they'll earn that, in which case I have no idea what I'll do.
SaijeeHiguchi Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
xofox Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ColdCalzone Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Oh man so many questions now

What did you use for the Filler next to the pegs?
What is there in between the legs and the body to give it that angled look and keep it form falling apart?
On your other sculptures, what variety of chisels do you use, or is there some other tool?
And praise the gods, a woodworker who actively uses a Dozuki saw! How many TPI?

It's good to know a fellow woodworking Brony~
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