|Project by DrDirt||posted 12-03-2010 04:45 AM||4275 views||37 times favorited||22 comments|
We saw one of these on the counter at the Metro Hardwoods Store in Independance Missouri.
My wife really liked it so we shot a couple pics with the cell phone, and I built the following.
It is to hold business cards on the counter of a shop.
The hardest part was the antlers, as you cut from 2 sides, kind of like making a cabriole leg. Cutting the ‘top to bottom arc then taping the stact together and cutting the tines of the antlers. This is ideal for scroll sawing, but I could never get the blade to stay verticle for such thick wood, so I used a 1/8 inch blade on the bandsaw and some final shaping with a dremel tool and wire brush to get the texture.
Antlers are maple body is walnut. finish is waterlox original
Hope you like it – lots of nooks and crannies to sand around the hooves and knees.
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