Thursday, January 21, 2010

Hide Frame

Early Dec. 2009

Time to carve: .5 Hours
Finishing: 1 hour

Well even less carving with this one (just notching the dowels) but the interesting part of this slide was stretching the piece of leather on the frame. After making the frame and cutting the leather to look like an animal hide, the sewing took time and patience. Starting with a long piece of waxed cord and a glovers needle (it came in kit of specialty needles), I worked my way around the leather pulling the cord tight only after I had finished sewing. The decoration was created using paint pens. A couple coats poly finish it off.

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