|Project by LelandStone||posted 01-15-2012 08:23 PM||1064 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
Some of the olive I milled recently on my bandsaw seemed dry enough to work, and I made this heart from a small piece of it. The grain seems really eye-catching to me, and there’s something of a double meaning in the finished product: Olive branches being traditionally associated with ‘peace,’ the pendant thus symbolizes peace and love.
Bandsawn, carved using a belt sander and various rasps, files, and abrasive sticks. Finished with spar varnish.
Odd lagniappe: My cat has a fondness for the scent of olive wood that would get him admitted to rehab if he were human. He’s actually scaled furniture in the living room or dining room to get to this or other projects made of olive, which then become feline gnaw toys.
-- Leland, OC Calif., www.safetyshowerbars.com