|Project by Harold||posted 11-21-2007 02:57 AM||2794 views||7 times favorited||17 comments|
A kali is a wooden pillow, many areas have somewhat similar pieces, with this one based loosely upon a Tongan design I had seen in a collection at one of the hotels north of our home. As I began researching the piece I found similar”wooden pillows” from around the world, all with very unique designs. I always keep an eye out for something unique that can be made from the small leftover pieces that seem to accumulate around my place. This Kali is about 14” long and 5” tall made from a piece of Macnut. I think the original piece may have been carved from a solid piece of material, but I just cut the board I had and dovetaled two short legs on. I roughed out the shape with a kutzall head on my 4” grinder and then cleaned it up with a rasp and 1/2 round file,finishing with alittle sandpaper, all told it took about 4 hours start to finish, although I have only one coat of oil on it at this point. It is a unique little piece that was fairly quick to build.
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