|Project by DeLayne Peck||posted 01-30-2013 07:16 PM||1336 views||0 times favorited||15 comments|
Our home is done in antiques. So when I saw this Great Western Railroad candle holder in an antique store, I was attracted. Supposedly these spring-loaded candle holders were used to light passenger cars back in the day. I have doubts about its authenticity, but it was a guy thing.
I thought the candle holder could be more significant with a plaque. So, I designed a plaque that drew on the candle holder’s brass wall mount. And, here is the sneaky technique: I re-sawed a scrap piece of walnut. Then, my paper design was positioned on the thin stock to carefully match the grain of the thicker base stock. A little work on both pieces on the scroll saw, a kiss with a round over bit, and both pieces were glued back together.
Is this a monumental, new, break-though method? Absolutely not, but maybe the reminder will stir some creative juices somewhere.
-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. I think of my shop as Fritter City. I am the Mayor.