The pick guard is getting the edges done and being delivered to the new owner. The eye case recently finished was a practice piece.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Sunday, September 26, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Well, the Clay Miller Tool Shop just notified me that the barrel has been completed and ready for delivery. The shaft was lathed to fit the swivel knife out of 'Purple Heart' to match the recent custom maul with a matching handle.
Here are some photographs. Enjoy!
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Saturday, September 18, 2010
I have allowed the dye to dry overnight, added the resist last night and used a medium brown antique paste. As you can see it looks wet. I put a coat of Tan Kote and it is drying before trimming.
Well...it is complete. I decided to go ala natural since it will be under glass. For my first clock face....I am very satisfied with the out come.....now to skive the edges and glue it to the old face. Any comments are always welcome!
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
I decided to complete this project using a two-tone dyeing method. Here I have dyed the background and exterior using a Fiebing's medium brown oil dye. Once it completely dries....overnight....I will hit it with some Neat-Lac. I am using Neat-Lac since there is a high likelihood of sweating or moisture coming into contact during use....so I want to offer as much protection as possible.
I completed the swivel knife cuts this past weekend while my skated. During the night skating songs...cutting became a bit challenging...in fact I found that I missed a couple stickers, but because I continued to keep my project in a plastic bag until I could complete my project. I completed the tooling late, late last night along with the basketweave stamping. Since this is going to a Texas musician, I thought my stamp with a star would fit appropriate. Stay tune
Sunday, September 12, 2010
My son hit a clock and it broke the glass.......so.......I thought why not make a new face plate....this way I can get a project done AND get some practice since I will be away from tools and leather this week for work. I hope you enjoy it!
Friday, September 10, 2010
Here is my latested completed frame mat for an 8x10 size frame. The oval came out a little larger than I wanted so I decided to turn it into a double layer mat inside the oval. Stay tune!
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Well, the binder is complete! It has been commandered by the new owner already. Had to sneak it out of her bag to capture some photographs. I ended up lacing the edges with brown calf in a double loop technique. Whew...glad these beast is done!
Friday, September 3, 2010
The spine was glued on with two coats of contact cement. A stitching punch was used to mark the spine for stitching. I will use an awl to complete the stitch hole and sew it on. Next will be the liner and final trimming. Stay tune!
Well....here are the pieces to the binder finished....I am getting ready to trim and glue the interior and add the binder rings. The last stage leading up to this step was a bit difficult and scary. I thought I ruined it but was saved by a last minute corrective thought. Whew!
I decided to start a new picture frame mat....the design was my Japanese friend Ryu-Kun. What an awesome pattern! I haven't decided on the finish yet.
Here is my new Droid cellphone holder....it came out so nice I believe I will replace my black one with this style.