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That was unexpected

September 29, 2009

I know that all wood is not the same.  It doesn’t react the same way to stains or finishes, however, I didn’t expect this.

Wow.  What do I do now?

Wow. What do I do now?

If you look at the last meme post, you can see that my two newest designs have a bit more color on them than in the above picture.  I applied a coat of tung oil to my squares of jatoba, and it darkened the wood enough to obscure my lighter shades of stain!  I’m not sure how to fix this.  I’m going to try to sand them down a bit and re-apply a different stain.  I’ve never tried to stain over tung oil, and am not convinced this will work.  Keep your fingers crossed for me!

More Meme

September 24, 2009

I’ve, finally, started work on the last two items in my meme project.  Or should I say back to work on the meme?  One is the center from the blazing star pattern used on the drum, and the other is me playing with lines and the patterns they make.  Here’s a look at what I’ve been doing.

Meme and stencils

July 11, 2009

I’m back to staining wood!

I can’t tell you how happy this makes me.  Yes, vacation is fun, too, but this is a different sort of therapy.  I’d like to finish the meme project, and have three of the five started.

Meme starts

Meme start

I’m attempting a stencil of a 45 adapter.  I’m not sure how well it will work, but I have to try.  I traced an adapter onto a blank vinyl stencil page.  It’s plenty sticky, but I think the big problem will be how well I cut it out.

45 stencil attempt

45 stencil attempt

Well, any thoughts on how well this is working?  The center circle was not pretty, so I left it to do by hand.

Masking fun

Masking fun

As I removed the masking from this one I realized that I had a nice image on the reverse of the tape.

Meme-o-rama

May 30, 2009

There is a meme on facebook that I couldn’t resist taking part in.  This is not normal for me.  I’m not a big fan of spam, and try to avoid clogging the tubes that make up the internet — at least any more than the obvious.  Here’s what I posted:

Make Things – Pay It Forward:
Brave People Make Things

The first five (5) people to respond to this post will get something made by me.
This offer does have some restrictions and limitations so please read carefully:

1. I make no guarantees that you will like what I make. What you get is what you get.
2. What I create will be just for you, with love.
3. It’ll be done this year (2009).
4. I will not give you any clue what it’s going to be. It will be something made in the real world and not something cyber. It may be weird or beautiful. Or it may be monstrous and annoying. Heck, I might bake something for you and mail it to you. Who knows? Not you, that’s for sure!
5. I reserve the right to do something strange.
6. In return, all you need to do is post this text into a note of your own and make 5 things for the first 5 to respond to your note.
7. Send your mailing address if you don’t live close to me!

I’ve started working on my five things!  I don’t want to give anything away, yet, but let’s say that it does involve some stained jatoba.  I’m only working on one at the moment, but have several ideas.  When I get something more, I’ll post some pics.