Pointing Arrows-wall art

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Project by doubleDD posted 01-05-2019 04:15 PM 1007 views 0 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My sis-in law found these on face book and asked me to make her a set. She’s into a lot of that southwestern theme and said these would be nice to have with her collection. The arrow point and feathered end are made of pine that was easy to shape on a scroll saw. I kept bumping them on a belt sander to get a final shape. There was very little sanding involved since she was looking for a rustic look. The arrow point looks like a piece of carved stone. She wanted them painted white with a darker board background. I took some old chestnut and torched them enough to give it an older look. (pic 5) Finished with Danish oil and buffed and waxed.

From what I read, an arrow or arrows pointing in different directions has different meanings. In this case she wants them to point up and down which represents conflict or war. I don’t think she knows that but just likes the way they look. I sent her a picture and she loves them. They will be picked up next week.
Thanks for looking.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#1 posted 01-05-2019 04:18 PM

Nothing better than fullfill someone’s woodworking wish. Great work white stone imitation.

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#2 posted 01-05-2019 04:36 PM

Those look great. Great job buddy

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#3 posted 01-05-2019 04:55 PM

Nice work Dave

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#4 posted 01-05-2019 05:08 PM

Beautiful Dave! Makes me want to drive to Texas and eat a bowl of red.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#5 posted 01-05-2019 05:29 PM

Cool looking decor, I’m sure she’ll love them !

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#6 posted 01-05-2019 05:39 PM

I’m sure that she will love it

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#7 posted 01-05-2019 05:57 PM

Nice work, Dave.

My first thought was “he went thataway.”

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#8 posted 01-05-2019 06:10 PM

I haven’t heard of this before Dave, nice job on the arrows!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#9 posted 01-05-2019 06:52 PM

Thanks Ivan. I was happy the way the stone look turned out.

Thanks Hoss.

Thanks Rick.

Jerry, you enjoy your bowl of red. I would join you but my body just doesn’t take it anymore. LOL.

Thanks Tooch. I liked the way they looked too and I’m thinking of making another set.

Thanks Charlie. She loves them and only saw the picture. Haha

Dave, I’m with you. I thought it meant someone who can not make up their mind which direction to go.

John, as I looked it up, it shows the native Americans have a lot of spiritual meanings for these depending on the direction or orientation they are. I learned something new.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#10 posted 01-05-2019 10:52 PM

I like that they are your own design, are very well done, and artistic at the same time.

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#11 posted 01-05-2019 11:16 PM

Good one Dave, neat idea.

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#12 posted 01-05-2019 11:54 PM

Nice job on the arrows , I can see that in the right setting that will be a lovely wall hanging..

Double arrows by Double Dave. awesome.


-- Hand Skills provide freedom.

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#13 posted 01-06-2019 12:31 AM

Thanks Ralbuck. I won’t take all the credit, I did see a picture of them.

Thanks Tony. This will fit nicely with her collection.

It was double the fun to make Anthony. haha.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#14 posted 01-06-2019 01:57 AM

Nice work Dave! Looks like a fun project and some nice looking wall art!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#15 posted 01-06-2019 04:14 AM

Thanks Tony. I had more fun on this one than a lot others. Maybe since it was so different? I just didn’t enjoy the painting.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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