Love the pics! In fact, I love this blog! Thanks for sharing and your ox and dog are both very beautiful.
October 25, 2011 7:08 PM
Thanks for your terrific blog! I love the anatomy diagrams. Scout is handsome and the dog is cute, too; not to mention the lovely family. So much good info, presented beautifully.
May 3, 2012 9:01 AM
Friday, March 16, 2012
To Make a Single Ox Yoke, Part 13
Sanding and Oiling the Yoke
Inside the yoke seat must be smooth.
Outside is aesthetics and weatherproofing.
This gallon of boiled linseed oil has been hanging around garages for years!
After a first liberal coat, especially in the hardware holes, I replaced the hardware.
And gave it another liberal coat.
Let it soak.
Wiped it off.
Rubbed it down.
Nice and . . . .
. . . . smo-o-o-o-th!
Well, not quite as smooth as the kitchen table, but it's oiled and ready for a britchen harness and an ivory bow.