|Project by Kookaburra||posted 09-07-2012 10:22 PM||2403 views||19 times favorited||26 comments|
Or should I call it a Porcumaple?
Three layers of figured maple. All done by hand – this was one of my hand tool projects. Various saws, chisels, planes, rasps and most of all my now beloved spokeshave! Oh, and lots and lots of sandpaper.
About the time I thought I was ready to finish, I decided he needed an ebony nose, so it was easier to tell his tip from his tail. So I chopped of the end of his nose and grafted on a new one.
Huge shout out to Woodpezzer for the porky inspiration:
The spines are now only oak, cherry and birch. I will replace those with other woods as I acquire them, as Woodpezzer did in her cute porky.
ETA: I forgot to mention the hardest part! I drilled all of those silly holes with my brace and bit. A few were not too much trouble, but by the time the 40th was done, my arm was pretty tired!
-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.