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Project by hairy posted 641 days ago 669 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just in time to scare the little ones.

The wand is ash, with some jel stain, India ink and a brass tip. 13” long.

Basswoods heads of various sizes. They are a snug fit to easily swap heads. First turned to rough shape and drilled on the lathe, then carved and painted. Facial features are burned in. The skull was roughed out on the bandsaw, then finished in the carving holder.

I’m showing my holder to do the carving. A piece of broomstick, with a hole drilled through it,a hanger bolt and nut, and a base piece. I use round bases to put in a lathe chuck, but you can make them square to hold in a vise. Drill 2 centered holes in your carving workpiece, 1 for the hanger bolt and 1 for the broomstick.

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...





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#1 posted 641 days ago

nice job hairy & seasonal of course :)
pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#2 posted 641 days ago

It’s that time of the year to have Trick or Treat !!! Having fun with your pieces …

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#3 posted 641 days ago

Hairy … you are having way too much fun !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#4 posted 641 days ago

I see you still have alot of kid still in you. Nice Project !!!

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#5 posted 640 days ago

Abra Ka Dabra…....... That skull is way kool. Nice carving

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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