|Project by Splitblade||posted 09-07-2015 01:11 AM||1491 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
latest carving I just finished for my sister in law, she asked me to make something that can go on her wall to be used as a door bumper since there was already a hole in the wall where the doorknob was hitting. Since my sister in law owns a few snakes and I believe still breeds them (if not she did for a while) I decided a coiled snake around a rock, rock being the bumper sounded like a good idea. so back to the firewood pile to slice up a piece of almond for the snake, used some left over walnut for the base and wanted to try adding some texture using the sander (so it looks like the snake caused ripples in the dirt, but I wanted to try this for sculpted boxes). Lastly I cut out the eye and replaced it with a leftover cut off of ebony, and cut a rubber mallet in half for the rubber.
I had a hard time figuring out how to mount it with out her kids being able to bump it off the wall, either keyholes, sliding dovetail with screw on side, adding buttons to the front, etc. fortunately, in my confusion on how to work out this solution, my wife reminded me, its a door bumper, don’t worry about it, so screws it was. probably the most stable and quickest solution and they don’t look as bad as I was concerned about (they are sitting a little proud in these picks due to allowing oil to cure, they have a slight recess to sit in), gotta give my thanks to her bringing me back down from perfection to reality :D.