|Project by KCConst||posted 02-12-2016 03:42 PM||556 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
Another in the Valentine line of hearts. Cut from a single piece of 8/4 walnut, this is about 12” high and 9” wide.
The basic shape was cut on a bandsaw. The radius of the outside of the heart and basic shape of the head was roughed with a radius bit on the router. I was able to remove the center of the heart and the area between the heads and arms with a scroll saw. I only broke one blade and the remainder was completed with lots of patience because the scroll saw didn’t like cutting 2” stock. The most challenging part was cutting the space between the arms. I used a milling machine slot cutter on a drill press. It was a little harry but I ran the dill press slow and sort of grinded away then used a chisel to pop out the piece. There just wasn’t enough room to get a series of holes cut or any other 90 degree boring tools I am aware of. After all of the major pieces were removed, the remainder was all hand carved with various wood chisels, rasps then sand paper and elbow grease. I took it down to 600 Grit before I put on the first coat of lacquer. At this point I have 7 Coats with light sanding between. I think I’ll go to 10 coats before I stop.
-- "Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do" Wooden