I’ve fallen a bit behind on the blog front, so here are my three latest projects that I felt were worthy to share with the world.
The fist is another pen with some leftover of the roller-ball/fountain pen project. It’s a full length pen with a click mechanism (my first) and I used olive wood with a deer antler accent at the top.
I’ll admit I added the deer antler to correct a mistake, but I think it really matches this pen. The piece of olive wood is just stunning and all in all it was a well received gift.
The final project is another woodturning one. It may look like a toy rocket but it’s not. I work in IT and all our teams have a name. Mine is “team Rocket” hence this little work piece. It’s made from mahogany and maple with brass inlay “windows”.
To do some wood carving you will need some carving chisels and a mallet. I turned my own mallet since I have a lathe, but you can easily make one without a lathe. Use a hardwood like beech or maple. another option is to buy one made from brass. this will be a lot more compact since it’s a heavier material. You can buy a full set of carving gouges, but they are quite costly. I would start with only a few and buy what you need as you work on projects. Pfeil and flexcut are my preferred brands, this is not sponsored by the way, top quality tools that last a very long time and are easy to resharpen when needed.
until the next time, when I’ve created even more sawdust…