|Project by KoryK||posted 01-07-2012 08:01 PM||5489 views||10 times favorited||17 comments|
I really had some fun making this piece and it was a real challenge. I saw a picture on the internet and made a pattern based on that with Inkskape. It ended up having 190 different pieces with 13 different kinds of woods. The pole was a real challenge to make out of a block of yellow heart and get the curves right. It ended up taking about 100 hours make it and the pattern, but was great project to make while having some time off for the holidays.
I usually make a project to sell or someone in mind to give it to. I made this one for fun because it intrigued me with the bright wood colors and I could really let my imagination go wild. Problem is, I have nothing to do with it and I already have planned on making a few more with different animals because this one was so fun to make. So what I was planning on doing was to make them all and donate the whole set to a children’s hospital or something of that nature. I would like your help to find a home for this set, please let me know if you have a good idea for somewhere for these to be placed. I would like a place where kids can see it because what kid doesn’t like a carousel? That is kind a why I was thinking of a children’s hospital and maybe they could brighten a kid’s day when they need it most. Please leave a message or send a private email if you have any ideas.
It is 24 inches long by 18 inches tall and is 1 ¼ inches thick (I have four more planned and will be close to the same size). It was made with walnut, yellow heart, blood wood, cocobolo, Purple Heart, teak, aspen, curly maple, lignum, Spanish cherry, ebony, wenge, and standard cherry. It is finished in a clear satin finish and absolutely no stains were used to achieve the colors.
-- If you not making sawdust, your probably wasting your time. Kory