|Project by rctomps||posted 02-18-2017 03:02 PM||1120 views||11 times favorited||11 comments|
Back in early January I was trying to think of a unique idea for a Valentine gift for my wife. I thought of a heart shaped picture frame for her favorite photo of all her kids together. Then I wondered if I could make a heart shape by bending wood. Crazy I know. So after some trial and error, then more error, I was successful. I discovered that soaking the strips in water for 24 hours then letting them dry out for a day or 2 made them dry enough to glue while still being flexible enough to make that tight bend at the top without breaking.
It’s not the most impressive thing but I learned a lot, such as how to bend wood and how to cut a piece of glass in the shape of a heart (after breaking 3 glass panes the 4th one was successful) and I think she really liked it when I gave it to her on V. day.
Made with strips of Oak,Maple and Padauk about 1/8” thick.
Thanks for looking.