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The Princess Janna's Wand - My first dremel work

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Project by BertFlores58 posted 1226 days ago 1387 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was reluctant to post this as a project but due to insistent demand of my relatives, I was forced to post it.

The Star—Flores de Mayo or Santacrusan is a tradition in the Philippines. It includes Queens (Reynas) parading in costumes of KINGS AND QUEEN. Janna my daughter is one of the selected queen that will be the Flower queen. She needs a scepter like WAND with a Star on the end. THIS IS WHERE MY EXPERTISE was put on the challenge. I planned to make it golden star that is made from wood. I was thinking it is easier to cut by saw but not true because there is no place to clamp it. This is only 3 inches in diameter from the points. So I remembered how JORDAN do the DREMEL carving… THIS IS THE ONLY WAY. I DID IT using DREMEL for cutting and wasting this wood… IT TURNED OUT GOOD. BUT TO TELL YOU MY EXPERIENCE is really unforgetable.. It is really difficult to shape wood using dremel specially you can not afford to overcut.

The Wand—It is made from Philippine ironwood (kamagong) Ebony and really strong. the handle part was carved by a file and chisel. The tapering rod made from spokeshave and plane. This is a normal job. Joining the star with a wedge lock and glue….

IF EVER I WILL BE MAKING MORE OF THE STARS THIS COMING CHRISTMAS…. I know how to do it.
Thanks for Jordan who made my life easy on dremel carving…

-- Bert





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Dennisgrosen

10850 posts in 1740 days


#1 posted 1226 days ago

congrat´s with your new skill :-)
but don´t let my daughter see this
or I´m doomed

thank´s for sharing it….. now I have to hide the project for her eye´s

take care
Dennis

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Cozmo35

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#2 posted 1226 days ago

Patience is needed for such projects. You have it!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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degoose

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#3 posted 1226 days ago

A star is born….

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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GaryK

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#4 posted 1207 days ago

Ah, a Dremel master! Looks good.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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