Here's what I've been doing this week. :-)
I just finished these three fire pistons for the Eagle court of honor this weekend. I carve the scout's initials and "479" and then make some design on the rest.
After the knifework, I sand with 150, 200, 320, 400, 600 paper, then 0000 steel wool. By then my hands are worn out, I'm covered in dust, and the wood has a nice sheen. I've applied coatings in the past, but it doesn't increase the gloss much and I like the warm feel of the wood.
I tested them to make sure they worked and each one gave up an ember right away, one even on the very first compression!
Posted: 17:34 04-29-2011 623
Apr 30, 2011 - Scoutmaster Paul
I got the fire piston blanks from www.WilderSol.com so the hard part is already done. I just carve the outside.
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