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MATERIALS & SUPPLIES

TOOLS -- carving knife, pencil, saw, toothbrush

SUPPLIES --pinback (3/4-in), glue, sandpaper

WOOD --

FINISH

  1. Paints: 
  2. Brush: 
  3. Sealers:  fast-dry lacquer, acrylic sealer

PATTERN

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PROJECT NOTES

  1. Transfer the pattern to the wood.   Cut out the blank.
  2. Using paring cuts, remove the saw marks on the edge of the blank.
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  4. Round the edges of the blank.   Beware the changes in grain dynamics.  If the knife cuts "chunks", reverse the direction of the cut.
  5. Smooth and round-up as desired.   Brush the carving with the toothbrush to remove loose chips.
  6. Clean-up the fuzzies.  Sand as needed.
  7. Damp brush the carving, using a toothbrush and soapy water.  Pat dry and leave to dry.
  8. Spray with quick-dry lacquer to seal the wood and let dry.
  9. Paint and let dry.
  10. Spray with acrylic sealer and let dry.
  11. Apply antiquing gel if desire.   Re-seal and let dry.
  12. Glue pinback and let dry.
  13. Sign and date the project.  It is done !!

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Revised:   2001-01-01

 

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