|Project by Brodan||posted 03-23-2016 01:59 AM||759 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
We were at the point in the remodel of our study where it was time to start finding places for some antiques and collectables, including this Wizard pencil sharpener. In years gone past, before plastic mechanical pencils replaced the yellow No 2 in our classrooms these sharpeners were mounted to a piece of wood trim, generally either door or window molding above a nondescript metal trash can. Not trusting the modern molding in our house, made of composite material to serve as a long term mount, I sketched up and built this oak mount adding the pencil holder to add depth and to make the piece a little more interesting than a flat block of wood. A quick little build, the biggest challenge was to make it look aged and match somewhat with the oak of most of the pieces in the room. Finished by ammonia fuming with household ammonia ( not sure that was necessary although it did darken the wood) , a coat of amber shellac, then mahogany gel stain wiped on, another coat of Amber shellac followed with a couple of coats of wax.
Thanks for looking..
-- Dan, TN