|Project by Rick||posted 05-19-2011 02:29 AM||1582 views||7 times favorited||8 comments|
Anniversary present for my wife.
I wanted to make something simple and symbolic. I’ve had this piece of amboyna burl for 2 yrs and was saving it for something special.
I drew the shape of the heart. Cut it out with the bandsaw. Used the oscillating drum sander to sand up to the line I had drawn. Since I couldn’t get into the crevice of the heart I had to use carving tools next. The only thing I had available was a large metal file and it worked good enough. I used a 1/2 inch router bit to round over the corners but once again it can’t get to the crevice. Also I wanted the heart to have about a 3/4 inch radius on the sides so I did all of that with the metal file as well. I spent about 5hrs just with the metal file.
Laser engraving at a trophy store.
Finish: 3 coats Waterlox original sealer/finish. Buff with the Beall buffing system. Tripoli, white diamond then wax.