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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Wedding - Etching on Black Granite Tile

The photograph was originally featured on the wedding invitations and the family wanted a pyrography portrait. However, the photo was a bit too grainy to look appropriate on wood. I decided to try my hand at engraving on granite. The granite tile is 1 foot square and called Absolute Black. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

SkullOctopus 7 String

Roughing out the image
Burning the detail
Honey stain, tapped and clear coat
Waiting to cure then off to Zero for pickups and strings

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Reclaimed Fence Wood Frame

Recently, I opened my garage door to find a stack of reclaimed wood fencing sitting in my driveway. A gift from my brother-in-law. I was determined to use it to make some frames for some of my pyrography. I mean... have you priced custom frames lately???? 
I had purchased a plunge router and router table last year and have been waiting for my great-nephew to come over and show me how to use it. He has been too busy... so I headed to YouTube of course. After a real rough start and finding out that the 1/4" adaptor included with the router was not correct and getting that replaced... I ripped, sanded, routed, and miter cut the boards... I'm rather pleased with myself-ish.... not too bad for a first try... if I say so myself... and I did say so...