|The First Cut|
I do love working with wood! I'd forgotten how much so. This was the first time I'd had to carve something on this scale, and naturally, I had to order a thicker basswood. With these paddles, I used 1/2" basswood pieces. Quite a departure from thicknesses of 1/16" to 1/8".
|Vintage Wooden Oar|
The first cut was done on a miniature jigsaw and after I broke the first fine toothed blade, I spent half an hour trying to get a blade with larger teeth assembled into the tool. It went only slightly easier due to the fact that this old blade was a bit rusty. If I'm going to work in this scale, I'll have to invest in new blades. The funny thing is, I typically do something like this once, then never again!
|There I am staining the paddles.|
Casserole is done! Time to put my back paws up for the evening.
Miss E. Mouse