|Project by moonls||posted 05-06-2012 01:01 AM||1127 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
After a mid-winter recess, I began hunting through my woodworking books to try to find something different to make and to hone my skill as well. The first work is a golden retriever made from 7/8” thick cherry. I was pleased that the color and texture looked very true to the golden’s fur.
Another design I found used 1/4” layers of fir and mahogany with an 1/8” backer board that was stained with a deep mahogany color to set off the scrolled butterfly. I had to use a #5 blade especially to cut the thin antennae and legs!
The great horned owl family was cut from 3/4” thick cherry. This time I used stains to highlight the features of the adult and babies. Even though this puzzle can be free-standing, I chose to enclose it in a frame for display &/or storage. All the projects were finished with 2-3 coats of wipe-on poly. I feel my skill is improving with practice and I love the smooth operation of my Dewalt DW788!
Thanks for looking and your comments are welcome.
-- Lorna, Cape Cod