Friday, July 8, 2011


As I looked back over yesterday's post, I was struck by how "well loved" some of my tools look.  This reminded me of a funny story.
I have a tv in my studio and it's often on while I'm working.  One day it was tuned to a talk show about hoarders.  James wandered in and watched a segment that featured a garage filled with brand-new, unused tools.  When it was over, he looked at my stash of grubby knives and pliers and said, "I don't think you have that problem."
I can not tell a lie.  I do have a few things that are still in packages...
and some of my occasional use tools look nearly brand new.
For the most part, however, James is right. 
I use my tools!
(And let's not even talk about other model horse hobby related hoarding issues, ok?  The kid says I'm not a hoarder and I'm happy to leave it at that!) 


  1. dad already calls me a model horse hoarder!! I figure "What the heck" and just keep getting more XD

  2. hello I have just started customizing (I already paint toy horses but im starting to take off saddles , bridles , etc. that are fused on ) and I would be happy if you could tell me what kind of tools to use XD

  3. A dremel, or similar type motor tool, is probably the best thing for removing large areas of plastic. My customizing kit also includes a heat gun, a small hacksaw, an X-acto knife with different sized blades and a carbider scraper, again with a selection of tips.

    Hope this helps!

  4. thanx !!!!! i hope my custom will tern out all right :P im making a black unicorn out of the schleich falaroy horse XD