Our gorgeous grandbaby is teething and is chomping everything in sight as he tries to ease the pain of those pesky teeth pushing on his gums.
My daughter asked me to make her a necklace with large wooden beads so our wee fella could play with it and use it for teething.
I made her one necklace that was a great success: Minoan Goddess of the Bees necklace
So, I decided to make her another one- this time with several big chunky beads to keep him interested.
I cut a length of my favorite wood: Arbutus (also known as Madrona) that my sister in law had trimmed from a tree in her yard. (She saves me all their arbutus twigs and branches, bless her heart!)
Then, I split my mini log into 2 sections on the bandsaw, and did some preliminary shaping with the saw.
Over to the drillpress to drill holes for the beads.
And, back to the bandsaw for more shaping…..
Then, over to the belt sander for more shaping…..
and then to the bathroom to staunch the flow of blood, when I sanded the first knuckle off, and sliced the top off the second one.
Well… that was a surprise! I have never done that before! And not something I would like to repeat! erg….
it’s been 3 weeks, and my knuckle is finally healing… wowsa that hurt!