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Here is the orginal article from the
May - June 1955 Deltagram
Another simple toy that will amuse the youngster outdoors during the summer months or indoors at any time is this bronco riding stick.
Two pieces of material is all that is required. One piece of ¾ inch birch or maple plywood and a piece of ½ inch hardwood dowel.
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Photo #2
An easy way to hold the horse's head while drilling the dowel hole is with a hand screw as shown.
Draw the horse's head features on a piece of butcher's paper by using the squares method and trace it onto the plywood. Cut out the head on the scroll or band saw. Drill a ½ inch hole about 3 inches deep at point indicated on the drawing. You can hold the stock while drilling the hole on the drill press with an 8 or 10 inch hand screw (see photo #2). Finish natural with two coats of white shellac and a coat of spar varnish.
Woodcrafter's Note:
ALWAYS use a child safe finish even if you do not have small children at home. Visitng toddlers may chew on items such as this.
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*********** WARNING***********
Read my page on safety before building this item.