Sunday, January 17, 2010

Hand Grenade

End Oct. 2009

Time to Carve: 2.5 hours
Finishing: 2 hours

I was a little torn on making this one. On one hand this looks too much like a hand grenade (at a quick glance) for comfort. On the other hand ... it is really a good looking slide. I guess I won't wear this one anywhere were anyone would get nervous about it.  The body of the grenade is made out of pine and the gruves were made using a round file. The top and the handle were made of poplar for strength. The very bottom was also made out of poplar too (because I had a piece that was the right size). All the parts were glued together using wood glue and painted using craft paint. It is finished using a couple of coats of poly.

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