Friday, April 27, 2012

Fun with a 2X4, a saw and a drill.

Fun with a 2 by 4 and a saw! This was once a piece of 2 X 4 wood - nothing fancy. Well, nothing fancy, that is,  until last night when  my 13 year old son and I decided to see what we could make from it using our new saw.

We cut (we just figured out how to use the angle on our saw and had to try different cutting angles), drilled like crazy, (this wood is so easy to drill though, unlike our log candles, so again, we went a little crazy - hence, all the holes), sanded and then put on a clear water-resistant topcoat and whaa-laa! We have this these wood pen holders!

These are fun pieces and will make for some good conversation. :)  

Next time we make these, I think I will stain them. I am not a big fan of staining as it is messy and smells, but I sure do love how wood looks when it is stained. With that said, it will be worth the hassle.

Oh, tomorrow is our first craft fair - wish us luck.  It is


Isobel said...

Hi there - just called in after seeing you at Blogging Buddies on Etsy. Hope the craft fair goes well and that you sell all the lovely wooden objects you create so well!

Hope you'll follow me at where I post about the plushies I make, mend and otherwise create and then try to sell at Hope to see you soon, and I'm about to follow you here too.!

Good luck!

Mary C. Nasser said...

These pieces are fun and fabulous!
Hope all goes well at the craft fair!

So nice to meet you through Etsy’s Blogging Buddies Team.
I am your newest blog follower! :)

All the best,
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