|Project by mtnwild||posted 06-24-2009 12:08 AM||1904 views||5 times favorited||17 comments|
I had just finished the pool cue case and was putting things away, I have a million “to do” things to get to, and had no intention of starting a new project, when I got this idea and made a quick sketch. Well needless to say the “to do” list is not any shorter.
I’ve been working on this every day since the cue case, except for two days I was sick.
The walnut is a cut from a fire wood chunk a friend gave me that he got from a deceased wood worker friend. He wanted it to go to a wood worker instead of the fire place.
The maple I purchased, except the long piece on the shaft, that’s from my firewood stack that I separated for no burn.
The little spacer piece is rosewood.
Don’t really know where this idea came from but there it is. It’s really comfortable to handle and very light and strong.
My most detailed shaping yet. I used every wood removing tool in the shop on this. Mostly files. I think if I did not have such nice wood, I’d chip carve the figures, instead of the smooth sanded. I wanted to see the beautiful maple but with less attractive wood I think chip carving would be great. I did not get the figuring on the cats that I thought I would, but they’re good.
Hope you like it, got to get to my honey dew list for real now….....Thanks…...................Jack….......
-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.