|Project by Whitt||posted 07-26-2011 07:27 PM||1873 views||1 time favorited||8 comments|
The idea for this project came from a program on my local PBS channel about searching for BlackBeards ship sunken on the east coast.
I carved the skull and crossbones from some black walnut scraps that I have left from trimming an uncles tree.
The shank is from some old rough cut bug eating oak lumber that is about 60 years old that I picked up at an old farm sale.
I also inserted a small piece of black walnut into the shank and inlayed copper to make a couple of pirate flag designs then sanded the copper down to give a worn look.
The 1st flag design was flown by Captain Emanuel Wynne, The hour glass is a sign that “time for deliberation is short or is running out”, a warning to the victims to stop now or else.
The 2nd flag design was flown by Calico Jack Rackham, now a popular design used by Hollywood.
The ferrule, not pictured is made of copper burnt with linseed oil to give it a weathered appearance.
All in all another fun project.
-- "May the Grain be with You, Always"