Hearts entwined

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Project by rilanda posted 09-01-2015 10:15 AM 1038 views 8 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this article to celebrate 55 years of married life I have named the piece HEARTS ENTWINED. It is made from a single piece of Yew about 17mm thick marked out and fret cut to shape. After fret cutting the centre where the hearts meet is carefully carved back and then finally separated the separation took about 2 hours to complete. Once that work was done it was down to cleaning up working down to a 400 grit paper. the twined hearts were then drilled for a 5mm dowel ready for mounting on the heart shaped separate base that was also drilled to accept the dowels, the assembly then glued together with PVA. After a final cleaning up the piece was coated with a Melamine sander/sealer, rubbed down with a fine paper and sprayed with a Melamine spray

-- Bill, Nottingham. Remember its not waiting for the storm to end, but learning to dance in the rain that counts. If you dont make mistakes, you make nothing at all.

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#1 posted 09-01-2015 10:36 AM

What a lovely way to mark your 55 year anniversary Bill. I really like the way you’ve shaped the hearts. It adds a lot of interest. Very nicely done.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#2 posted 09-01-2015 02:11 PM

This turned out beautifully.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 09-01-2015 07:28 PM

Nicely done

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#4 posted 09-01-2015 08:34 PM

Beautiful present for happy couple! You have done wonderful hearts.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 09-01-2015 09:08 PM

Very nicely done!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#6 posted 09-02-2015 01:55 AM

Congrats . Fantastic project

-- the stone rejected by the builders will become the capstone

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#7 posted 09-02-2015 12:37 PM

Gorgeous, really nicely done,


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