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Just for fun #3: Mjöllnir

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Blog entry by Flemming posted 1485 days ago 861 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The finished product is certainly not a masterpiece, but it was nice to play around and get introduced to a few new techniques. I had a very funny piece of wood, in that one corner of my workpiece tended to split when i carved it, which made it quite difficult to shape on that one side… i noticed the grain behaved very strangely in that area, so i learned a little more about the properties of wood too i suppose :)

I’m going to make another one in the future now that i’m back and once again have access to a few more tools than my pen-knife.

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I was a little apprehensive about the stone inlay because I only had a gel-type instant glue, and indeed it looks very messy above. ahem… i’m not even sure if instant glue is the right thing to use for stone inlay?

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after sanding it down it started to look a little more eye-pleasing.

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like i said, it’s not a masterpiece, but I had fun doing it and it was a great learning experience :) i’ll just tuck it away in a drawer somewhere and then 10 years from now i’ll be surprised to find it and then curse myself for making something so hideous ;)

-- Flemming. It's only a mistake if you can't fix it.



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mafe

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#1 posted 1485 days ago

I laugh, you are wonderful!
It’s fine, we can’t win them all!
The last you made was a masterpiece.
And at least you know now that you are fast enough for superglue.
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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stefang

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#2 posted 1477 days ago

I came out great Flemming.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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