|Project by kapanen||posted 10-29-2012 03:17 PM||871 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
Had some fun this weekend.
The box is made of Spalted Maple. I enjoyed making it. Has a simple lacquer finish.
I did have trouble getting things as smooth as I wanted. Being a “punky” wood it never seemed to smooth out, especially on the end grain.
Any suggestions or tips when confronted with such issues would be appreciative.
The last photo is NOT made of wood, but rather deer antler. I purchased a piece at PetSmart, and went for it. Turned out rather nice.
Don’t worry, these are harvested from National Parks, via natural shedding….no deers were harmed in the making of this pen!
I took it as far as I could in grits of sand paper….2000. It has no finish.
Finding a piece that will be straight enough is the challenge. Dealing with some unusual odors is also something that I wasn’t prepared for.
Nice weight to it.
Thanks for looking
-- "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life"....Pablo Picasso