|Project by TJ65||posted 07-27-2010 08:51 AM||1422 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
I decided to try my hand at carving a handle for a box. The carving worked really quite well and I am really very pleased with it. But it never made it to the box, as in the end it really didn’t suit the box at all! Now it looks as tho I will have to make another box just to suit the handle!! Oh well, something else for me do do in the workshop!!!
As I said it was initially made as a handle, so the whole thing had to be pretty substantial as it would get used. To get the pattern I literally went up to the local park and went scouting for the right leaf.Thankfully there are several trees to choose from, even so it took a little time to find the right one. I had intended to show you the leaves that I copied it from, but as i worked and handled them they dried out and became fragile and … well to say the least – they’ve had it!!!!!! So I thought for all those unfamiliar with out Flowering Eucalypts I included a picture of something similar.
The last photo is to give you an idea of the handle idea. If that idea doesn’t work I suppose I could change thought pattern and put a pin on the back and use it as a brooch or something as it is less that 10cm. (I haven’t measured it )
-- Theresa, https://sites.google.com/site/tmj65treasure/