|Project by MsDebbieP||posted 07-03-2009 11:19 PM||1848 views||1 time favorited||30 comments|
After making a pen for my brother, using wood from our great-grandfather’s barn, I just had to make one for myself because of the sentimental value.
- Pen Kit: Sierra (purchased from Lee Valley Tools)
- Wood: Barnboard from my great-grandfather’s barn
- Stain: made from wood ashes from our fire pit (perhaps a little more of the barnboard)
I used wood ashes to colour the pen because I wanted it to have the appearance of old grey boards. To get the stain, I just crushed some ashes in a bit of water and then put some of the liquid mush on a cloth and applied it to the wood. I think it turned out well. (and the ashes were from a Bonfire Breakfast where our family gets together for bacon and eggs cooked over the open fire – another sentimental addition to the pen)
Oh.. and I used wood hardener (that I bought at our local Home Hardware store) and it worked well. The first pen was like cutting melted butter!
-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)