A lot of good work in those. Great gift!
Yeah, fantastic gift!
I love the swords. But then I get down to the base, and I see how you have the twist-entry from the front… wow, I REALLY love this. Beautiful, just beautiful!
Those handles… Wow.
I love the leopard wood handles. Your choices of exotic wood combinations looks great.
Beautiful wood, fantastic work, lucky niece!
Good to see more lasered stuff inspired by the same thing Check out my Pai Sho work if you’re interested! Pai Sho Board and Vagabond Pai Sho Tiles
Yeah I remember your pai sho post, I put a like on this one ages ago:
they look great. i presume you don’t have an allergic reaction to leopardwood?
Not that I noticed. I used a respirator when I was sanding though.
I’m generally not allergic to anything though.
i cut a tiny test cut on the universal a year or so ago and realized i should be wearing gloves and a respirator even cutting it.
maybe i should ship you the couple of pieces i have.
randomly related: don’t do CA flooding on copper powder w/o a respirator, or minimum with really good ventilation. i was on the back screened porch. flooded a small piece of wood with some copper powder in it. all was fine until i lifted it up and tilted toward my face to see if it had started to dry and whooooo did i get a harsh whiff of that stuff. not pleasant.
Huh does CA react with the copper or something?
i think it’s more the flood of CA curing causing everything to overheat during the curing process. but that’s a guess on my part.
CA puts out tons of fumes as it cures, and more surface area causes it to cure faster. We use it in modeling to create fillets with glass powder, for example, and it flashes pretty quickly. Many times you can see puffs of fumes that look like smoke.
Another outstanding project - lucky nice!
Wow, these look amazing. Your neice is lucky. The handles are so nice!!
Update: swords received and she loved them!
Hung on their wall almost immediately
It is nice to know your talent and time are appreciated as they should be.