|Project by Allison||posted 01-26-2009 03:39 AM||3406 views||3 times favorited||20 comments|
I really wigged out awhile back about my band saw blade busting and I wrote about it here. I pretty much have not been in the shop since. I don’t consider myself that big of a sissy la-la but I guess I am. However in defense of myself if one were to see my shop and see how small it is and then picture that blade having the time of it’s life flying through that room I might get a hair of sympathy LOL!!! It makes no never mind now, I have a blade back on it and dust up my nose, no longer do I need fingernail polish as my fingernails are sanded down now due to my 1X40 inch belt sander. I thought I would just finish what I had started what seems like forever ago.
This again is cork board flooring from ””Wicanders”: http://www.wicanderscorkoakblog.com” I felt like it looked like sand and that is what I was going for. I have made this little boat scene before when I very first started scrolling. This time I thought I would place it on a mirror. The sails are mystery wood a dear friend of mine gave me in the beginning of December. The bottom of the boat is dear old Dad’s Pomegranate tree. Green Poplar for the palm tree tops, and the big palm tree is that wood I wrote about here asking if anyone knew what kind of wood it was. The “water” is what I call blue pine, and my favorite of all is the little palm trees. That is wood from my fathers Apricot tree. That wood has got to be the prettiest wood I have ever laid my eyes on, but because it was/is such a small tree, I never did get a big nice chunk of that baby!
Soooo anyway, I am back in the game. A great friend provided me with some awesome, beautiful pieces of wood perfect for intarsia, and I am really hoping to make my favorite item I have ever made, next. I am still in search of a pattern for that!
Now that I posted this I see that the first two look like a dirty mirror. It is really reflecting our rock wall for our wood stove. I did not notice that till I just posted. LOL!!!
-- Allison, Northeastern Ca. Remember, Amateurs built the Ark. Professionals built the Titanic!