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10 - Finishing

To give the background a little more interest and relect the 'earth' texturing in the carving above the lettering.

More about woodcarvers' punches: Here

After that, I removed the paper and finishing with beeswax. I used a 'photomount' adhesive and the paper comes away readily with a solvent like denatured alcohol or methylated spirits. I've had mixed success with PVA type glues and you may need a sanding block to remove the paper.

Making your own beeswax polish: Here.


| 15 May 2017 22:53

Pete - Yeah, Carrie was not impressed that I was using her brand new hairdryer but, tucked as she was behind the camera, she was far too slow stopping me! The 'proper' hairdryer was in the other workshop...

Somehow, I doubt I'll ever get the chance to use Carrie's again.

| 13 May 2017 17:40

Love the project Chris. Pity my grandchildren are too old! Not too sure about the poncy new hairdryer though.

| 21 March 2017 16:06

Great project, Chris. Like Vaughan, I too have a new grandchild that this will be prefect for.

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