Tuesday, February 23, 2010

After a few more days of work this is how far I've gotten. I need to figure out what black colored wood to use for some of the pieces (hooves, saddle, gem?).
I'll be training as a Census Worker the rest of this week, so won't get back to the woodshop until next weekend.


Saturday, February 20, 2010

I made it to the wood store last week and purchased the birds eye maple I needed for my Carousel horse intarsia. I also picked up a few other boards of wood while there -

So I worked on the horse head this week. It was taking about an hour to cut and fit 3 pieces of wood. I still have to work on the fit of some of the pieces, and will have to re-cut at least one piece. But this gives you an idea of how it's going to look!
I still haven't figured out what color to make the "gem" on it's chest, or the saddle seat.

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Here fishy fishy fishy.....

:) A couple of Whimsical Fish designed by L. Kim Braa and published in the Scroll Saw Woodworking and Crafts magazine.
I took a break from woodworking and made these up. They look real easy, but I'll tell you - getting all of the little dots to be (almost) the same size is tough! And I found that the correct tools help a lot - I made the carved lines too large in the first one I did - which is why you get to see 2!!

They were fun to make and a nice break from the woodworking. I have another one that I designed ready to start dotting -