Recent Projects - Lords Prayer and Buffalo Plaque

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Recent Projects - Lords Prayer and Buffalo Plaque

Postby kminden » Sat Oct 29, 2016 3:03 am

I used the distortion effect in VCP to make the lettering follow the page. In applying finish to the lords pray I used the glazing techniques described by Tim Merrill elsewhere on this forum (Thanks Tim!). I applied a couple coats of shellac and then used a brown gel stain to give the "book cover" its color. Then a couple more coats of shellac and then I applied a pickling stain to give the pages a muted "white" look...more shellac and then I painted the letters, with the multiple coats of shellac, I was able to remove most of the unwanted paint. I did a final light sanding to clean up the lettering. I donated this to our church for a fund raiser which was well recieved.

I made the Buffalo Plaque for a coworker. He told me he wanted a buffalo with the phrase "its all in the journey". I'm pretty happy with the results. I was going for the look of a "nickel" with the bas relief buffalo, raised lettering and raised rim. I cut the buffalo out of walnut I applied a couple coats of shellac then sanded and then applied more shellac. I applied two coats of brown get stain to make the head darker then applied some to "highlight" the dark areas of the "fur". The rear end of the buffalo just has shellac - no stain. I painted the hooves, eye and nose with black paint. After making the maple disk I glued on the buffalo and lettering. Love that contrast between walnut and maple...

I had one major problem during fabrication...after machining the pocket and the raised rim (I used the moulding profile to create the rim) I was making the profile cut when things when wrong. I had added four holding tabs, but that was not enough because the disk began to warp during the final pass breaking the top and bottom tabs and warping about 2", which when the bit tried to return to zero it partially cut through the rim before I could hit the estop. Needless to say I was not a happy camper. To fix the "warp" I clamped the plaque upside down to my table and then soaked the exposed side of the plaque with water and left it overnight. Much to my surprise when I went out to the shop in the morning and removed the clamps the plaque did not move, it was flat again. If than had not worked I was going to machine a similar pocket and rim on the backside to help equalize the residual stresses in the wood, but the water trick worked.
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Re: Recent Projects - Lords Prayer and Buffalo Plaque

Postby mtylerfl » Sat Oct 29, 2016 4:39 am

Beautiful work! Nice buffalo.
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Re: Recent Projects - Lords Prayer and Buffalo Plaque

Postby llwood » Sat Oct 29, 2016 5:40 am

The coloring on the book is so realistic!

How big in diameter is the buffalo plaque? It looks huge!

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Re: Recent Projects - Lords Prayer and Buffalo Plaque

Postby dwilli9013 » Sat Oct 29, 2016 6:24 pm

Nice work all around. The prayer is spot on.
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Re: Recent Projects - Lords Prayer and Buffalo Plaque

Postby highpockets » Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:40 pm

I agree with Michael, beautiful work!
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Re: Recent Projects - Lords Prayer and Buffalo Plaque

Postby kminden » Sun Oct 30, 2016 12:53 am

Thanks for comments. The Buffalo Plaque 24" diameter.
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Re: Recent Projects - Lords Prayer and Buffalo Plaque

Postby KevinFarr » Thu Nov 03, 2016 1:25 pm

The Lord's Prayer book is awesome!! I'm just starting and have a lot to learn. That is definitely something that I would love to make. Very well done.
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Re: Recent Projects - Lords Prayer and Buffalo Plaque

Postby WoodEraser » Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:36 pm

All are awesome !
Especially like the Prayer Book.
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Re: Recent Projects - Lords Prayer and Buffalo Plaque

Postby WoodEraser » Fri Nov 04, 2016 8:50 pm

What font did you use for the Prayer?
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Re: Recent Projects - Lords Prayer and Buffalo Plaque

Postby antennasDIY » Sun Nov 06, 2016 3:47 am

What buffalo model did you use? I really like it.
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Re: Recent Projects - Lords Prayer and Buffalo Plaque

Postby kminden » Sat Nov 19, 2016 12:01 am

Font used was "monotype corsiva". The model for the buffalo was from vectric 3D art.
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Re: Recent Projects - Lords Prayer and Buffalo Plaque

Postby llwood » Sun Dec 25, 2016 1:10 am

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. We were so impressed with the Buffalo Plaque, I created one also.
Marty painted it by hand. Buffalo Trace is Marty's favorite distillery in Kentucky.

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Postby mtylerfl » Sun Dec 25, 2016 1:56 am

Beautiful job!
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Re: Recent Projects - Lords Prayer and Buffalo Plaque

Postby Lameiii » Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:11 am

Newbe here wih a question. You said you used the glazing technique, this may be a silly question but, what part of the project did you use the glazing on?
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Re: Recent Projects - Lords Prayer and Buffalo Plaque

Postby llwood » Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:35 am

Here's a new version of the Buffalo Nickel featuring a paint job by my sister Erica!

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