What can you do, if it is winter and you find no flowers for your girlfriend?
Go in your workshop and make some :)
These flowers are very easy and quick to make.
For a better overview, please watch the video.
If you like it, I am glad if you vote for it in the Valentine's Day Challenge 2017.
What you need
- table saw
- edge sander
- drill press
- scroll saw or jig saw
- wooden rod
- wood glue
- water or acrylic colors
- linseed oil
Step 1: Sawing Strips
The flowers are made from 4 triangle pieces of wood, Each angle of them is 60 degrees.
therefor I tilt my saw blade to 30 degrees and cut the edge of a piece of wood.
Then I flipped it over and cut it on the other side. I got a strip with 3 identical angle.
Step 2: Sawing the Petals
The petals have the same angle of 60° on the top and the bottom. To make this cut in a save way a made a little jig for my cross cut sled.
I recommend: don't try this without this jig
Step 3: Sawing the Center Piece
The center piece has a 90° angle on the top and bottom. This cut is not so difficult and you can make it with your normal cross cut sled.
Step 4: Drill a Hole in the Center Piece
With my drill pres I drilled a hole through the center piece all the way trough. It is not very exact and I made it only eye measured.
Step 5: Sandig the Petals
With my edge sander I sanded the top of the petals concave and the bottom convex.
Step 6: Gluing the Blossom Together
With wood glue I glued the petals on the center piece
Step 7: Sanding the Blossom
After the glue was dry, I removed every unperfection with the edge sander.
Step 8: The Leaf
for the leaf I cut a piece of wood with ca 1 cm thickness on the table saw.
Then I drilled a hole in a very sharp angle through it, with my drill press
To make this, I started with a flat angle and increased it more and more.
Step 9: Sanding the Leaf
With a scroll saw I gave the leaf a rough form.
On the edge sander I sanded it to a lens shape, then I sanded the middle part until it was 3 or 4 mm thick.
Then I sanded the ends from the other side also to 3 mm thickness.
Step 10: Assembling
I put a wooden dowel through the hole in the leaf and put the blossom on top. I secured everything with a drop of wood glue.
Step 11: Painting
I painted everything with water colors and after the color was dry with linseed oil.
Runner Up in the
Valentine's Day Challenge 2017