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Applejack's Apple Harvest by renegadecow Applejack's Apple Harvest by renegadecow
No pony appreciates a good days work more than Applejack. She loves the hard-earned life so much that she doesn't even look like she's working at all! Of course, not everybody is gifted with the talent for apple bucking. It's also an untold mystery as to how she can send each and every single apple into a bushel with nary a one touching the ground. But I think her ever faithful, canine companion Winona has rooted that secret out. That or she's on the lookout for bad apples.
The figures, stand, tree and bushel are carved out of Philippine mahogany while the gears and apples are made out of Narra hardwood. They're painted in enamel and protected by clear flat lacquer. Applejack stands at 5 1/8" tall (with her hat down) while the entire complete piece measures 11 3/4" high, 9 1/2" long, and 3 1/2" wide. It took 161 hours to complete.

Watch her on Youtube:
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Up for auction on Ebay:
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:iconagilerhino:
AgileRhino Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
:eyepopping: Just those gorgeous figures alone are mindblowing, but how on earth do you get those gears to work...??? Did you take a mechanics course at some point? :faint:
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:iconrenegadecow:
renegadecow Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Didn't formally take engineering, though I did consider it back in high school. I'm more of a tinkerer really.
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AgileRhino Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013
Man... you've gone way past "tinkerer" all the way to full blown magician! :empllama:
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:iconpinnnnngthewhitecat:
pinnnnngthewhitecat Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
you must be rich after that! 
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:iconkeffer11:
Keffer11 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2013
How long do each of these take? They rock!
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:iconrenegadecow:
renegadecow Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
This one in particular took 161 hours.
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:iconkeffer11:
Keffer11 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Holy crap! I could never sit still for that long!
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:iconbliptoy4567:
Bliptoy4567 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013

what the heck

 

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:iconmaster-yuki:
Master-Yuki Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
How did you do the limbs? did u use sand paper?
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:iconrenegadecow:
renegadecow Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Sandpaper was used on practically everything, but only to smoothen surfaces. Prior to that they were whittled by a chisel.
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AwesomeLyssa2600 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You're amazing <3
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Nicoleene Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Student
oh my dear celestia, it was 1,026.00 dollars
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:iconmaggie-x-awesomeness:
Maggie-X-Awesomeness Featured By Owner May 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is perfect
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:iconmisterkaos:
MisterKaos Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I think this is my favorite one of them all!
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:iconikiyouyou:
Ikiyouyou Featured By Owner May 22, 2013
Wow... I love that you actually animated these! So unique!
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:iconanimalcrackers1999:
Animalcrackers1999 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
this is so cool!
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:iconniclove:
NicLove Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice, got more?
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DrCaptPepperGirl Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013   Filmographer
Very creative!

It must have been a lot of work creating this by hand. :)
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:iconkateboat:
Kateboat Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This (and Fluttershy's chorus) has got to be my favorite of all you automatons! <3
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spring-sky Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow !! It's really amazing ! :wow:

I love the little details like her hat's movement and the tree branches on the box cover.
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renegadecow Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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spring-sky Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:icondontmentionplz:
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:iconruby-hooves:
Ruby-Hooves Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2013
161 hours, you can definitely see it in the quality.
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fireflythefirefox Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2013   Digital Artist
cool!
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:iconaikidopony:
AikidoPony Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Just when you don't think it can get any better, you top yourself...amazing!! *love*
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IronBatMaiden91 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013
Holy crap!!! Your work is amazing!!
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sourwishbones Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013
Ah, I love how you've incorporated the apple orchard into the carvings on the box. I also find it very impressive that you've given movement to an otherwise stagnant figurine by making AJ's mane and tail look as though they've been swept up in a breeze.
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:iconice-dreams:
Ice-Dreams Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow : O is cute
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:iconfreefox:
Freefox Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Simply love those awesome mini machines
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TomFraggle Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
:iconapplejackclapplz: :iconsays3plz: That's amazing!
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:iconmackintosh14:
mackintosh14 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
So cool...Wait!? Where can i get one of these?
And for that matter how much??
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:iconrenegadecow:
renegadecow Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Unfortunately it's already been sold and I won't be making copies.
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:iconmackintosh14:
mackintosh14 Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2013
Say WHAT?!?
And may I ask why?
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:iconrenegadecow:
renegadecow Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Given how long these things take to make, I'd much rather make original pieces every time than just copies.
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mackintosh14 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2013
I under stand, an artist should never have to duplicate their art work if they don't want too.
But still beautiful work!
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PrincessLollyPopStar Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I wish I could give you something worth it. It's one of the best things I saw in my life.
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:iconrenegadecow:
renegadecow Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! And that's ok, knowing that my work makes people happy is reward enough.
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:iconomaline:
Omaline Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is AMAZING!!! *Applauds*
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:iconrenegadecow:
renegadecow Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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Lilly-Lamb Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
HOLY COW! That is amazing! :wow: The detail on this alone is mind-blowing. Keep up the good work!
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:iconmega-spark:
mega-spark Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
this is sparta! soooooooooo coooooooool!!!!!
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:iconpurplefacemcgee:
purplefacemcgee Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Dude, I love automatons.
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fasa005 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
:icondatassplz: Dat winning bid.
Galing dre. xD
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AshSamael Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
This is amazing! I watched the video four times in a row. Watching it all move is simply charming! How hard is it to plan one? How does the planning of the mechanisms look? Do you make some scheme on paper beforehand? Ugh, there's so much stuff I'd like to know about your work!
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:iconrenegadecow:
renegadecow Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I have a small pad to sketch ideas out with rough illustrations of mechanisms. If it's sound I redo them on sheets of paper with nearly everything drawn in with measurements at 1:1 scale so I could use them as templates.
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:iconashsamael:
AshSamael Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Will you show some of the schemes to the public someday? I bet a lot of people are eager to see them!
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MadPonyScientist Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Magnificent as always!!! There are never enough words for you wonderful pieces...once again you hit a grand slam homerun!!!!!
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:iconrenegadecow:
renegadecow Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thank you!
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:iconmadponyscientist:
MadPonyScientist Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
Of course! I can't wait to see your next ingenious masterpiece!!! Pinkie Pie riding a unicycle while juggling cupcakes is my guess :)
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NotaDeviantBrony Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013
:O step 1: win lottery Step 2: buy all your awwsome things
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