The Rolling Elvi Bolo Tie, Daniel D. Brown, 2018

I wanted to share these shots from my buddy @djmuddy of the Krewe of the Rolling Elvi @rollingelvi in New Orleans. Made from cherry and walnut. He took the scrollsawed pendant of his logo I made him and turned it into a bolo tie with badass eagles on the ends.

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I’m super stoked with this little project I did tonight. It might not look like much, but this is a little scrollsaw-cut bolo tie pendant made for my buddy Doug (@djmuddy). This is the logo for his “Krewe of Rolling Elvi” (@rollingelvi) in New Orleans. It’s a Mardi Gras parade krewe that dresses like the King and rides scooters in Mardi Gras parades and other parades year round. Doug makes bolo ties and specified the dimensions. It alllmost came out looking as if it had been cut on a CNC. I knew it was gonna be a challenge and wasn’t sure if I could pull it off without breaking the tiny pieces, but I took it extraordinarily slowly (and used my 2.5x reader glasses) and it came out great! From a technical standpoint, I think this is probably the best scrollsaw cutting I’ve done. Black walnut and American Cherry. #scrollsawart #scrollsaw #bolotie #woodworking #madeinpittsburgh #rollingelvi

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Wooden Oval Earrings #2 – Cherry & Purpleheart

These earrings are hand-made, one-of-a-kind pieces made from cherry and purpleheart woods. The colors are the natural colors of the wood (no stains or paints). These are finished with a food-safe mineral oil/beeswax mix. 

This pair of earrings is available for purchase on the Laughing Mantis online shop.

 

 

The wood is initially cut to size and glued in the desired pattern. I then sketch out the design and cut it out with a scrollsaw. Finally comes a LOT of sanding by hand and then finishing with mineral oil/beeswax.

 

Wooden Oval Earrings #2 – Cherry, Padauk, & Purpleheart

These earrings are hand-made, one-of-a-kind pieces made from cherry, padauk, and purpleheart woods. The colors are the natural colors of the wood (no stains or paints). These are finished with a food-safe mineral oil/beeswax mix. 

This pair of earrings is available for purchase on the Laughing Mantis online shop.

 

The wood is initially cut to size and glued in the desired pattern. I then sketch out the design and cut it out with a scrollsaw. Finally comes a LOT of sanding by hand and then finishing with mineral oil/beeswax.

 

Hairband Bracelet – Daniel D. Brown, 2018, Walnut & Cherry wood

I recently made this hairband bracelet for my wife so that she would look a bit more professional carrying around a hairband on her wrist. Cut with a scrollsaw.

Wooden Feather Earrings #5 – Cherry, Padauk, & Purpleheart

These earrings are hand-made, one-of-a-kind pieces made from cherry, padauk, and purpleheart woods. The colors are the natural colors of the wood (no stains or paints). These are finished with a food-safe mineral oil/beeswax mix. 

This pair of earrings is available for purchase on the Laughing Mantis online shop.

The wood is initially cut to size and glued in the desired pattern. I then sketch out the design and cut it out with a scrollsaw. Finally comes a LOT of sanding by hand and then finishing with mineral oil/beeswax.