|Project by Andy||posted 03-23-2016 12:13 PM||386 views||1 time favorited||1 comment|
This ring holder is made out of canary wood with a cardinal bird molded out of epoxy putty. I was really just playing around with the epoxy to see what I could form it into and the bird turned out ok so I thought I would make something out of it.
After I had the bird made I painted it up like a cardinal then put two coats of clear epoxy resin on to protect the paint and make it shine. I drilled a dowel into the bottom of the bird to attach to the dish.
I chose canary wood for the ring dish because it seemed appropriate. I was kind of nervous about turning it because Ive never turned any bowls before but I found it was pretty easy to turn even with the grain orientation. I took it off the lathe and finished it with gloss polyurethane and cut out some felt lining for the bottom.
Thanks for viewing, Andy.
-- Andy Smith https://www.etsy.com/shop/xrayhardwoods