Sunday, January 31, 2021


 International Art & Soul, a challenge which has been put together to incorporate any type of craft, paper, wood, flowers, recycling, glass - the world is your oyster :).  Come on over and join us with you artwork :)

Challenge #101

This fortnights challenge 'Hearts' has been chosen by Chriss.

For this challenge I have created a working Love Heart padlock with a key.  The design for the original padlock is by LaserDad but I made a few modifications to suit what I wanted the end product to look like.  The heart is made up of 5 layers of 3mm ply so pretty chunky and the key is 2 layers.  Once the cutting was done I then sanded, wood stained and then assembled then it was onto the final coats of varnish to finish off.  This was such a fiddly project lol and precision was imperative or the locking mechanism would not work so I am pretty chuffed I managed to achieve it lol.  Here is a pic of the inside of the locking mechanism to show how it works.

I am entering this project in the following challenges : 

1 comment:

  1. Omg, I love this wooden heart and love the locking mechanism inside. The stain is beautiful. Thanks for sharing your talent.
    Hugs, Debbie


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