No posts here in a long time, but I certainly have not stopped making wooden figures! To check out my new business site, The Old Brooklyn Woodshop just click on the link! New wooden figures and other woodworking projects are being posted regularly!
Monday, August 29, 2011
Monday, January 3, 2011
Here's a couple more new Star Wars droids for the collection. The new ones don't have names, but they are characters that can be seen in the Star Wars Droids cartoon episode called'The Great Heep'. Enjoy the pictures!
Posted by Jim at 6:52 AM
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Here's a look at my new C-3PO and R2-D2 figures on a beautiful November day in Prince Edward Island. Both are styled after their look in the Droids animated TV series from the 1980's.
Posted by Jim at 10:34 AM
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
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Saturday, October 2, 2010
After going for months without being able to use a wood lathe, I'm happy to report that things are finally looking up. At my new (actually 110 years old) house, I have an old pig barn that will eventually be at least partly converted into my woodworking shop. It smells in there, it's dirty and there is still a long way to go till I have everything cleaned up and set up the way I want it, but at least I now have the lathe and some of my other tools set up and ready to use. I have actually been able to use the lathe a few times in the past week and begin work on a few new figures. A new Elmo figure is now complete and will be looking for a new home soon and four more figures are currently in the works. I should be able to get some more work done on these four tomorrow after I get back from a nice morning at church in Charlottetown. It's fun to be back at it!
Posted by Jim at 6:41 PM
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
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Friday, January 29, 2010
If you are familiar with the Nintendo Wii system then you may recognize this character as resembling some of the Mii characters that you can create for games like Wii Sports and Wii Fit. This little guy is a character designed by my son Andrew. When Andrew first added him to the game, he was intended to be a character who was terrible at every sport (notice how miserable he looks?). Since then, Andrew has allowed him to get a lot better, but he will still always have the same miserable, but kind of cute, face.
For this figure, I thought I would try something new: legs! It makes the figure a little taller than others that I've made, but I suppose there's nothing wrong with that. I like how he turned out, and my kids think he's great!
Posted by Jim at 6:14 AM
Friday, January 22, 2010
I had been thinking about making some hockey hero figurines for a while, and recently I completed my first one. This figure is of one of the greatest players ever: Maurice 'Rocket' Richard from the Montreal Canadiens.
I am very pleased with how he turned out. It took a few tries to make a stick that would work, but I finally came up with something that I think does the job. For a while I thought that maybe he would have to go without a stick, but a hockey player just wouldn't look right without it. As you can see in the last picture, the stick is removable and the head can be turned.
Painting took about 6 hours. When you look at the figure now, it seems hard to figure how it could take that long, but details such as straight lines take time! They very first thing that I painted was the logo. First the white background, then the red 'C' and finally the blue. The last part of the uniform to be painted was all the red. The figure is 6.5 cm tall (2.5 inches)
This is yet another figurine (head and body) to be made from a set of old table legs that my neighbor was throwing out with the trash a couple years age. Absolutely excellent wood. Recycling at work!
Posted by Jim at 5:13 AM