|Project by sepeck||posted 02-29-2016 05:24 AM||711 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
Here is my submission for the Shop Art Swap. It went to shipwright ( http://lumberjocks.com/shipwright )
Honestly when the swap was made ‘Shop art’ I was at a loss for a bit until my wife suggested I make some tool out of wood. So I dug through ebay until I found a likely set of chisels. I hadn’t made anything this small the same size on a lathe. My test piece is actually about 1/2 larger then these 3 and I am not sure how that happened but happy enough the set of 3 all matched up.
They are maple. The handle part is stained with black cherry, I was going to sand it off and try something more finished but my daughter liked the effect and said it made them look like they were used, so I left it. The hands were sanded to 600 grit. The blade portion was just sanded to 180 I think and finished with spray lacquer. I figured if they didn’t make it as art, they would make it as part of some kids toys. Honestly I thought of half a dozen other ideas after I sent them to add to this, but there you go.
Making these also forced me to really look at the state of my shop, but that will be my next project post.
-- -Steven Peck, http://www.blkmtn.org