|Project by toolboxdiva||posted 04-09-2011 09:11 PM||1545 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
Pine seems to be the most prolific in the scrap bin. So this is made from pine.
A simple process – photocopy a picture- enlarge or shrink to size, and make sure there are 2 copies,
one is for reference when carving and shaping the details and dimension, the other to stick on the scrap of wood and cut around as a template.
This one is a little crude in the details, but for a first attempt, I am happy with it, and so was the recipient.
I tried to give the illusion of using different woods by masking off areas and using different stains – not the easiest trick in the book – but with patience it can be done, and is a heck of a lot cheaper than keeping a stock of exotic fancy woods on hand. (wish I could afford THAT ha ha)