Decorative Skeleton Bone Table
Tools and Materials
•4 faux bone legs
•4 double-threaded screws
•Drill (with 1/2-inch bit)
•1 precut 1-inch-thick round or oval piece of wood (ours is 18-by-28-inch medium-density fiberboard)
•Double-threaded wood-screw studs, steel, 3/16” by 3”
•Wood putty and putty knife
•Paint to match the color of the bones
Decorative Bone Table How-To:
1.Trim the thigh bones: Use saw to cut legs to 1 inch less than the desired table height (to account for tabletop).
2.Stabilize the knees: Take 1 leg apart at the knee; unscrew the hardware, and remove the kneecap. Connect shin bone to thighbone with 1 double-threaded screw. Repeat with the remaining legs.
3.Stabilize the ankles: Position 1 foot so it rests flat on the floor, and generously squeeze epoxy into the hinge that makes the ankle flex. Repeat with remaining legs. Let dry and cure at least overnight.
4.Attach legs to the table: Decide where you want the legs, and drill pilot holes through tabletop. Place leg underneath pilot hole, then screw to attach. Repeat with remaining legs.
5.Put putty over screws, and let dry. Sand until smooth.
Making a lino stamp
I’m trying to make my own stamps to keep myself occupied, because I think they look good and because a stamp making kit costs about $400. Ive experimented with carving erasers, which is extremely fiddley but cute. Ive worked with hard lino in the past, today I tried soft lino.
Im finding the problem I am having is not with the material I carve from, but the ink I use. The stamp I carved today is of caernarfon castle. The problem with it is that I made it bigger than 4cm x 7cm. My pigment ink pad is only 4cm x 7cm. My regular ink pad (proving to be the best) is about 3cm x 2cm. So I used oil based block printing ink, which is messy stuff to work with and is a bit to goopy for stamping. Although amazing for mono printing. So I need to make all future stamps less than 4cm x 7cm and need to get my self some bigger ink pads, as pigment ink is just a bit rubbish really.
Sorry some of these pictures need rotating, but cba.
The result of eraser stamps
The lino print
Using oil based block printing ink
Using regular ink pad (what I could fit in anyway)