|Bargain find, not sure what I will do with the|
two smaller saws, but I'm sure I'll find a use
for them somewhere. For this project I have
in mind I will use one of the larger saws.
|This saw has a lovely shaped handle made|
by a craftsman, however...
|Upon closer inspection the handle is riddled|
with wood worm, not sure how long it would
be before they ruined the whole handle so I
opted to use the other large saw.
|Although not quite as pretty, it looks like a |
good base to start my project.
|A good solid handle in a traditional shape. The|
blade is blunt and rusting and for this project
I will leave it just like it is.
|To give the wording a bit more body, I decided|
to add a 3D look to it. I had decided on a two
tone colour scheme for the lettering.
|Brilliant invention that is cheap to buy, lasts a|
long time and something I cannot do without.
|Feeling confident I started to paint the saw in|
the turquoise. That small blob of paint in the
plastic tub was more than enough to give all
the wording 2 coats to ensure it covered the
|The turquoise blue finished, the wording looks|
OK at this stage but it does need the 3D look.
|I used the same antique white for the 3D|
highlights, which I think suits the font nicely.
So that is the wording finished, so time to think
about the pinstripe around the outer edge, just
to finish it off.
|For example, although the wording does get|
smaller it still wasn't small enough to add the
pinstripes! Maybe I should have put more
thought into the design before I started to
paint, never mind, live and learn.