|Project by KittyBearD||posted 05-16-2016 12:54 AM||623 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
For the past 4 years I have been commissioned to make graduation canes for various secret societies at Dartmouth. These compass canes are my favorite, because I like compasses. This year the group requested solid walnut. I stamp the heads with my metal stamping kit. I then apply one coat of either poly urethane or lacquer. Once that coat dries I put a dab of brass metal paint on each letter and then sand when dry. The paint fills the stamped cavity only without bleeding into the surrounding wood. I cut and slip the brass tube onto each end and secure with a drop of ca glue. Finally I finish the canes with multiple coats of gloss lacquer.
-- Kitty, West Coast