Buttons, buttons, buttons
Above is,Cascara, Black Walnut, Yew, Hemlock, Sassafras, Mahogany, Osage Orange ,Mountain Mahogany, Western Red Cedar.
Below are some Shawl Pins
I just started doing these..
There's Apple wood, Black Walnut, Ebony, Birdseye Maple Burl, Hemlock, Vera, Ironwood,
Below is the start of some Elk Horn Shawl Pins and Hair Pins,
I just need to get the inside carved out and polished,
and polish the pins, then these are done. OH, the top left 4 pieces are Holly Wood.
It looks just like horn or ivory,
It's also very hard.
Below we have a batch of sassafras and Hickory.
I use my special process to get the bark to stay on the Sassafras.
The Hickory doesn't need it.
I can't get that bark off with a hammer or pliers..
Up at 5 and workin
It's going on 11
and I just quit..
But a lot was accomplished
Now I think I'll put buttons on cards...