I have been wanting to get into leather working for a long time. I keep watching leather making videos on youtube and finally decided to dive in and try some leather projects out. I started small and made a keychain but in the future I want to make more complicated leather items. So I made this quick and easy leather pony.
Step 1: Cutting the Wood
I ripped this walnut to 3.5" wide.
I then crosscut it to 15" long. You will need two of these.
The I used the cut offs and cut a 45 degree angle on each side. Then I cut them to equal sections and glued them to the 15" boards.
Step 2: Attaching the Arms
Once the wood was dry I cut 45 desgree bevels to make the arms look fancier.
Make sure you pre drill your holes other wise the wood could split. Mine split even though I pre-drilled. So be patient and hope for the best.
I messed up a lot in attaching my hinge to the moveable arm. So make sure you know where it is supposed to geo before you start making holes.
Once that was done I predrilled the bottom and attached some screws to attach the arms to the base.
The base was the same width as the arms.
Step 3: Leather Padding
I used contact cement to attach leather scraps to the heads of the arms so it wouldn't damage any leather while sewing.
Once it was dry I used a exacto knife to trim the excess.
Step 4: Enjoy Your Stitching Pony!
This stitching pony will be very helpful to me in the future so im glad I made one. I also saved a bunch of money by making it myself. If you make one hopefully you wont make as many mistakes as I did.