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« on: March 01, 2008 11:10:30 AM »

My whole life I've grown up in Galloway, NJ, which is about 10 minutes away from the nearest beach, and about 20 minutes away from four other beaches.  I'll always remember going to the beach almost everyday of the summer with my grandparents, so to represent G-way, I of course had to do beach-related things.  

Now I know palm trees aren't indigenous to NJ, but when I think of the beach, that's the first thing that comes to mind, so please bear with it. lol.

There's three parts to my entry. The first is a necklace holder i made in wood tech.  After i saw this challenge i asked my teacher if i could make this, and he said yes.  It doesn't spin, but boy did it take a lot of work to make. I had to first make the surfboard, and sand the edges to give the rounded effect, and then i had to use the lathe to carve the design in the top and bottom pieces.  I love using the lathe. The hooks were extremely easy to attach too. I just had to drill a hole and screw them in.  It doesn't have a real finish on it yet, just a couple coats of tung oil. I haven't gotten around to applying the finish to make it shiny.

the front

the back (you can kinda see the cabinet i made there too. im working on painting it for my mom)



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The next is just a painting thats going to go in my room, which is beach-themed too.



The last is probably my favorite.  Its a plaster sculpture of my arm, that's mounted on a simple piece of wood, and painted.  I use it as a necklace holder too. My fingers look kinda deformed in it though.





my deformed middle finger. lol.

well, i hope everyone likes it. any comments/questions/suggestions are welcome. and thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2008 11:26:23 AM »

I love the surfboard jewelry holder!! It's one of my favorite things I've ever seen on Craftster!!
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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2008 11:41:39 AM »

The surf board is cool.  It looks like you put a lot of work into it.  However, I LOVE the hand!
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« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2008 02:16:42 PM »

the hands really cool-- it kind of reminded me of coral....
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« Reply #4 on: March 01, 2008 03:40:00 PM »

I love the surfboard. You did a great job.
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« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2008 09:42:32 AM »

LOVE the surfboard.  I think it'll be nicer long-term if you don't varnish it but stick with the tung oil.  Reapply once or twice a year (good excuse to neaten your jewelry) and it'll show off your beautiful work indefinitely.
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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2008 05:03:55 PM »

wow, the beaches here in Chile are completely different from the beaches on your projects Wink
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« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2008 10:42:06 PM »

that surfboard looks so great. well done!
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« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2008 08:17:06 PM »

So awesome!
You did a great job since everyone in Jersey is a beach bum!
And boy do I love Jersey  Grin
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