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Making Wooden Flowers #8: Adding Stem and Leaves to the Flower

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Blog entry by Ronbrush posted 06-18-2017 03:20 AM 1352 reads 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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To those of you who thought I had abandoned this blog, it is because of my wife’s ill health that I have not been able to continue with the tutorial until now. I apologize if you have been waiting all this time for the concluding entries.

Thank you for your patience.

Ron

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In the previous section, the leaf/flower stem was soldered to produce the result shown below. The circled area is where the rose will be attached.

The rose head is threaded onto the main stem as shown below

I create a circular “eye” on the end of the rose stem (shown in the circled part of the photo below). This serves to capture a drop of quick curing epoxy which is dropped into the centre of the rose after it is pulled upward onto the eye.

The photo below shows the rose in its final position on the stem.

Leaves for the rose are made using the same technique that was used with rose petals. They are the same size and shape except that one end of the oval comes to a point, as shown in the photo below.

The stem/flower assembly is positioned on my vise, ready for leaves to be added.

As was the case with the rose petals, the leaves are soaked in water so they are pliable. CA glue is spread along each of the leaf stems – work on only one stem at a time. The viscosity of the CA glue allows it to follow along the stem until the entire stem has a light coating of glue. (See photo below).

The leaf is carefully centred on the stem. The leaf is lightly rubbed along the stem to bond it to the stem.

The process is repeated for each leaf.

The leaf stems are trimmed at the tip of each leaf.

-- Ron Tourangeau, Ottawa, ON – www.generationstudios.com



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Redoak49

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#1 posted 06-18-2017 11:06 AM

Thank you for this blog and the clear pictures and instructions.

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htl

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#2 posted 06-19-2017 05:05 AM

Nicely done and very interesting project.

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#3 posted 06-23-2017 05:38 AM

Awesome work, that looks fantastic!

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