|Project by Yekrub||posted 05-13-2010 04:47 PM||1149 views||10 times favorited||9 comments|
I got this idea from a local craft show I was at a few weeks ago. Plus there were some small trees that needed to be cut down so I made these for my mom for Mother’s Day to put in her flower garden. She hasn’t seen them yet so shhhhhh….
I cut small logs about 3”-4” in diameter and about 14” long with the chain saw. I then used my table saw and a v-bottom jig on the miter sled to cut the flower petals. Also a clamp to hold the logs in place. One log kicked up a bit when the blad bit a cut off branch (Safety… Safety). I used an air powered finishing stapler to attach the petals to the center circle. Some of the center circles I built up out of smaller to larger circles. I then went back to the woods to find some smaller sapplings to use as the stems and then attached the flowers to them. I also attached a few extra petals to the stems as leaves. I used my knife to whittle down the ends into points and to also whittle the tops so that they would lay flat against the flower and hold better.
I am sure these will not last long once the wood and bark start to rot. I thought about adding some type of clear coat sealer to them but my mom will love them and they only took me a couple of hours to make all of them.