|Project by Roger||posted 01-24-2015 12:36 AM||1939 views||7 times favorited||36 comments|
First let me thank everyone who gave me their thoughts on this a while back. I also want to give a shout out this young lady, Kayli, on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRDU1kAq7Is. Her way worked pretty well after I got the hang of it. This is what I wound up with. I think I’ll call them “Comfort Lockets”. ??? They came out alright. It was a lot of “trial and error” as seen in the 1st photo. A tedious endeavor, but, I needed to do it. This man was gonna come to my shop, but, never got the chance, and I feel very sad that he never made it. With all of the pictures of him here, I feel his spirit was with me doing these. Believe me, I was talking to him a few times…. Anyhoo, I figure his widow can keep one, if she likes, and/or give the others to the kids and/or grandkids, or anyone who may want one. She, the widow, could add this to a necklace as well. I did wind up with 13 of them, (out of a thousand…. no, not really, out of about 28 tests). I kept one of the ones that had a few lil snafu’s in it. Made from, I don’t like to cuss like this, but, “scraps”, Maple and Walnut. The picture came from his obituary that I printed many copies with a laser printer, then, transferred them to the Maple and cleared with a spray can of Rustoleum Lacquer high gloss. 3 coats overall. There is a pin (a 1/4” long piece of 1/8” brazing rod) at the top where it swivels open. It opens very easily with one hand. Where his tie knot is/was, there is a 1/4” rare earth magnet that holds it together. Also let me ad, these are super, super smooth, so you can just hold it in your hand and run your fingertips over it. It is a method of soothing the soul. There are things called “worry stones, meditation stones”, etc., out there that kind of sparked this idea. Thank you all for your thoughts again, and thnx for checking in. Any and all comments, good/bad/ugly are appreciated. He was a good guy, and he will be missed. His Memorial Service is tomorrow. I’ll be there.
-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com