|Project by Hacksaw007||posted 03-13-2012 06:12 PM||1319 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
A few projects to share with my LJ’s friends. First off is a Red and Black Colorwood Billy Club. 16 inches long, 1 1/2 thick. Made finger grooves on the handle, painted three places on the club. This one came out well balanced. The paint was bright brass, which turned to the much duller color that it is now after I coated it with spray on conversion varnish. It seems that all spray paints change color under the conversion varnish.
Second project is something I saw on, I guess Woodcraft, a Christmas Ornament that looks like the old large Christmas lights. The colorwood that I have used helps the project to look nice. I did two in the Red, White, and Blue, and one in Yellow and Black, which I didn’t show. They measure 3 3/4 inch long on the wood, 7/8 inch on the brass painted threads, and 1 1/8 thick on the RWB section. They are quick to make after your first one. Sprayed on conversion varnish again. I get a better look with this finish, and it sets really hard with a short drying time.
A custom hair fork that I was asked to make for a young lady, to her drawing which you can see on the first picture. Lots of curves and wiggly lines on this one, and the side of the fork is bent. More work that I figured with all the shaping and sanding. Made from Purple and Black Colorwood, finished and hand rubbed from sprayed on conversion varnish. There has to be better ways to sand and shape something like this to cut out the time. I looked for small sanding wheels which I have seen before at some carving shops but just could not find anything. I guess I will have to make something in the future. I have not yet heard from this customer to know how it works in her hair. Overseas shippment so it will be a while.
Thanks for looking. -Mike
-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16