Three WIP's completed

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Project by twig posted 02-06-2009 03:54 PM 1935 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I feel right silly posting my little projects while the rest of you post some of the most beautiful furniture and boxes I’ve ever seen! I did get three of my WIP’s finished. I’m very pleased with the way they all came out. I love the colors and grain of the wood and how the tung oil makes them have the softest gleam.

Those Goddess Spikes would make very handy weapons. lol :D Especially that Purpleheart one. I doubt you could even break that thing! It burned terribly while I was working with it. The purple wood is beautiful, but I don’t know if I’ll try to work with it again anytime soon. Harder than woodpecker lips.

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#1 posted 02-06-2009 04:18 PM

These are beautiful! (And also a good thing for a woman to have stuck in her hair if her date gets out of hand.) :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 02-06-2009 04:45 PM

very pretty wood and would be beautiful in someone’s hair…but sorry, my hair is too short…lol.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#3 posted 02-06-2009 09:21 PM

Don’t feel silly about posting your “little” projects, that’s what’s so great about this forum you see all kinds of projects and everyone has different talents. BTW nice work, be proud that after so little time you are producing nice projects.


-- Greg S.E. Ga.

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#4 posted 02-07-2009 05:54 AM

I agree with Greg. Don’t feel silly about posting little projects. Some of us thrive on Little Projects. Very beautiful and functional pieces. My wife uses a hair spike and have been trying to come upwith a design that I think she will like. Going to show her yours and try my hand at it. Again, Very nice pieces.

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#5 posted 02-07-2009 07:54 AM

Nothing silly about these little beauties. Great work – keep on posting!

Quick question: how smooth do you get them? I guess what I’m really driving at is – how smooth have you found to be too smooth to stay in the hair. My hair is quite long (lower mid-back) and quite thick! I inherited it from my Cherokee and Welsh ancestors. I have found most hair picks just will not stay – they slide out in about 5 minutes. I’m talking about taking a pony tail approach, then twisting enough to get it into a fold that I try to hold onto my head with a pick. I’ve also noticed your picks don’t have any indentaions or undulations that might act to hold the pick in the hair. Design suggestions for good hair holding picks (?).

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#6 posted 02-07-2009 07:34 PM

Wow! Thank you all so much for the wonderful responses! You certainly know how to make a girl feel at home. :) I love my little woodworking projects and it’s very cathartic to be in the shop with sawdust from head to toe.

scrappy … I hope you find something your wife will like and that you can reproduce for her. I love all of my spikes, sticks and forks and they all hold great. Best of luck!

wood_wench … (love the name! :D) Thank you very much! As for the smoothness, I try to get them as smooth as glass. Actually there are some wonderful hair sticks out there made from glass that work very well. I’m not sure why you’re having such trouble getting something to hold your hair. Mine is nearly to my knees now and all my pieces work great to hold it up. Going to PM you.

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#7 posted 08-16-2014 01:46 PM

These are really nice. Sometimes the little things are nicer than the bigger things.

-- Leonard H.

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