|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 08-13-2013 08:11 PM||1395 views||4 times favorited||30 comments|
This is a mesquite roadrunner that we will use in Arizona as a key ring holder. It is 12 1/2” long and less than 3/4” thick. I just had this one board and you can see on the back there is bark and a lot of sap wood and even a worm hole on the bottom that I could not completely cut out. I was going to use the weld studs from Harbor Freight for the pegs but I thought it will keep it all southwest if I use pistachio for the pegs, so I did. It will be mounted with 2 screws and one conveniently acts as the bird’s eye!
I was surprised how close mesquite is to the real color of that bird!
I copied the pattern from one made by a friend of mine who is a jewelry artist from Idaho. I am not very good on the scroll saw but on this it did not matter much! It is finished with clear glaze.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!