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Title: Key Holder Woodburning
Post by: thekster on August 04, 2008 10:42:39 PM
This was just a piece of light-colored softwood, already cut into this shape. I drew out the words, traced it onto the wood, burned it into the wood, and then stained it. I wanted it to be useful, instead of just "wall art" so I added little hooks to be able to hang keys and attached a little piece of metal that I don't know the name of to be able to hang it.
This if my first woodburning. You can see on the loop connecting the lowercase l and y that I messed up, and at the top right of the lowercase L.



Title: Re: Key Holder Woodburning
Post by: flyingchair on August 04, 2008 11:33:30 PM
Woodburning's a fun challenge and I couldn't even tell that you'd messed anything up. Good job! And I'm always a sucker for funtional art.


Title: Re: Key Holder Woodburning
Post by: Jinjeet Phoenix on August 04, 2008 11:59:54 PM
Very nice first try!!!  I have got to try this out.  May I ask, you only stain it in the end?  Nothing more? (No other type of covering I mean)


Title: Re: Key Holder Woodburning
Post by: thekster on August 05, 2008 12:18:09 AM
Flyingchair - thank you :) Hah I'm glad you couldn't tell. It just seems to obvious to me, but I guess that's cuz I know it's there. On the loop, I did this a while ago, so I can't remember for sure, but I think I left the tool on the wood too long.
Jinjeet - Well, I used a spray varnish or lacquer or whatever it's called after I stained it. As far as what you're SUPPOSED to do, I don't really know. I'm not sure if I answered your question though.


Title: Re: Key Holder Woodburning
Post by: Jinjeet Phoenix on August 05, 2008 12:24:10 AM
Yes thank you thekster,  That is what I was asking.  (I guess I need more caffeine). You've been very helpful.  DTW I love that script.


Title: Re: Key Holder Woodburning
Post by: thekster on August 05, 2008 01:38:34 AM
What does DTW mean? And thank you; it's the first time I've actually liked something I've written (drawn?)


Title: Re: Key Holder Woodburning
Post by: myklia on August 05, 2008 03:24:20 AM
I love it, I recently did my first wood burning too.  Though I'm not disappointed with it (though it could be better), yours looks much better.  I did use the wrong tip for what I was doing, so that wasn't helpful to me.  I hope I can do something that good at some point.


Title: Re: Key Holder Woodburning
Post by: Jinjeet Phoenix on August 05, 2008 03:43:25 AM
Sorry thekster,  I must have been slurring my speech.  I meant By The Way I love that script. (told you I need more caffeine)


Title: Re: Key Holder Woodburning
Post by: spoiledBlonde on August 05, 2008 07:35:51 AM
wow very nice!!!


Title: Re: Key Holder Woodburning
Post by: animegirlie on August 05, 2008 09:07:02 AM
Cute! It's my last name too!


Title: Re: Key Holder Woodburning
Post by: thekster on August 05, 2008 11:28:35 AM
Myklia - Thanks sooo much for saying that! I had no idea whether or not I was using the right tips; I switched between a couple of ones depending on what I was doing. I looked at this website http://www.thewoodbox.com/data/woodburning/wbbasicinfo.htm for a little bit of information beforehand; maybe it'll help. I'd love to see what yours looks like!
Jinjeet - Hehe I wondered if that's what you meant, but then again, when I first came to Craftster, there were so many of those I didn't know :) Oh, but as far as the script goes, I wish I had made the bottom loop on the big L less pointy, or maybe the very last loop more pointy. Oh well. It also seems a little tilted to me, but I guess hindsight is 20/20.
Thanks spoiledblonde!
Animegirlie- Thanks! It won't be my last name until about 7 months from now though.


Title: Re: Key Holder Woodburning
Post by: spoiledBlonde on August 05, 2008 04:58:36 PM
omg don't criticize ur work it is beautiful!!!!!:)
My mom has been doing this for years and yours are  just as good!
make more for the up coming nursery.:)


Title: Re: Key Holder Woodburning
Post by: animegirlie on August 05, 2008 05:36:49 PM
Myklia - Thanks sooo much for saying that! I had no idea whether or not I was using the right tips; I switched between a couple of ones depending on what I was doing. I looked at this website http://www.thewoodbox.com/data/woodburning/wbbasicinfo.htm for a little bit of information beforehand; maybe it'll help. I'd love to see what yours looks like!
Jinjeet - Hehe I wondered if that's what you meant, but then again, when I first came to Craftster, there were so many of those I didn't know :) Oh, but as far as the script goes, I wish I had made the bottom loop on the big L less pointy, or maybe the very last loop more pointy. Oh well. It also seems a little tilted to me, but I guess hindsight is 20/20.
Thanks spoiledblonde!
Animegirlie- Thanks! It won't be my last name until about 7 months from now though.

I've only been a lloyd for about a year ;) Congratulations and welcome to the clan! (although I have no idea if our men are related in any way :))

editing to add that I think this is really cool too.


Title: Re: Key Holder Woodburning
Post by: thekster on August 05, 2008 09:15:10 PM
Spoiledblonde - Nursery? Well, I don't see that in my future for at least 2 years hehe. But that is a fantastic idea... Once I have a baby and know what gender it will be, I can make some with his/her name on it! We already have 1 boy name and 1 girl name :) Man I can't wait already hehe
Animegirlie - Thanks for the welcome and the "cool." Hmmm where are you from? I doubt our men are related, cuz my fiance's dad's last name came from hisss uhmmm stepdad I think. Or his grandparents. I can't remember. His middle name was Lloyd too hahaha.


Title: Re: Key Holder Woodburning
Post by: animegirlie on August 06, 2008 12:22:44 AM
His dad's from Pennsylvania, he born in Cali, and we met in Texas - now living in sunny LA!


Title: Re: Key Holder Woodburning
Post by: thekster on August 06, 2008 12:30:19 AM
Hey we're from Texas! I don't know where his dad came from originally though.