Korean Drama Inspired Hairpin




Hello everybody this is my first instructable. In this I design a Korean drama inspired hair pin.

I had a piece of jak wood cut off from another project I did before, and I decided to make a hairpin out of it.

Materials used

  • Piece of jak wood
  • Jigsaw
  • Rotary Tool
  • Sanding paper
  • Water based wood stain
  • wood polish

Step 1:

First I cut the piece of wood in the shape of a square and stick with a jigsaw. Then I can draw a design on the square part.

Step 2:

After cutting the shape I scraped off the wood from around the stick part equally from all directions from a cutter so that the stick is coming off right from the middle of the square.

Step 3: Carving

Then I use my rotary tool to carve a simple design on the square part. I use various types and sizes of burrs and sanding drums to carve out the design.

Step 4: Sanding

Then I use the sanding paper going from a high grit value to a lower one. Again rounding off the petals and the leaf as I smoothen it.

Step 5: Dusting

Then I use the brush bit with the rotary tool and take off any dust on the hairpin. Make sure to clean it thourougly otherwise it wood leave bums when polishing.

Step 6: Staining

Then I apply two coats of wood stain to the hairpin and leave it off to dry.

Then I again use the lowest grit sand paper on it. After dusting it off I applied two coats of water based wood stain on it until i get the desired colour.

Step 7: Polishing

After it is dried off I mixed a little amount of wood polish and thinner to a consistency where I can apply it easily without having clumps.

Step 8: Adding Stones



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    2 Discussions


    9 months ago

    This is a very impressive hairpin. Nicely done on the intricately carved details!

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    Reply 9 months ago

    Thank you very much seamster