My goal with this was to impress a girl.. we've all been there so dont you judge me. haha. i joke. please forgive my bad humor ill bestow throughout this ible..
I estimate with buying some tools and supplies this cost me less than 50 bucks. mostly i just wanted to make the girl happy and for her to have something to show off.
Step 1: Step 1
Round wooden blanks
Glue cool things your lady-friend likes.
i chose a litte swallow and a leaf also a small brass plate for some reason i didnt photograph..
Stain, a brush to apply. i think i used cloth though..
little teeny brass nails i cut down in length
some green wire i thought would be a great accent.
mostly hand tools were what i used. ive since upgraded to some heavier things but..
small wood clamps
a wood carving set
small file set
most importantly your hands.
I began by gluing and clamping the 2 blanks of wood together to achieve the thickness i wanted.
then i set along the long task if chiseling and filing away the edges and the inside to form my basic shape.