Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Finished Seahorse

Decide to not place this with a hoop but instead make a base with waves.  I really need to learn how to photograph these better.  This is a gift for Karen who loves seahorses.

Rabbit and Hoop finished piece

This is a gift for Hazel who was born Thursday August 21st 2014.  You can see the horribly shot video at the bottom of this post to see just how it works.  I burned the red foxes with a wood burner that I've never used before.  Came out really nice and I didn't burn myself (much).

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Seahorse in Hoop

Another project.  A Seahorse in Hoop, still a long way until completion.

Video of Rabbit and Hoop toy idea

New idea I'm working on.  It's a variation of the horse in hoop.  The round wood weight inside the hoop keeps the rabbit balanced however the weight also slightly rolls/scrapes against the hoop which causes the rabbit to sprint back and forth.  It still needs some work. 

Metal stamping

Playing around with some steel letter stamps.  I want to make a dining room hanging lamp shade thingy with intros from classic novels circling it.  For example the intro to Moby Dick or A Tale of Two Cities or Edgar Allan Poe.
 Below is a test of the lettering for a spinning magic 8-ball thing.  The corners would be arrow in shape and one corner would be "Yes", one "No" and the last two "Maybe".