No announcement yet.

Whooo has any ideas for my owl eyes??

  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Whooo has any ideas for my owl eyes??

    Making an owl bank for a new baby gift (their theme is owls) and I'm having a problem with the eyes!! It's from the book Wooden Banks You Can Make" by Harvey E. Helm.

    For the eye you are suppose to make the ring around the eye by using a hole saw and drill in 1/8".

    Then take a spade drill bit and and drill in the middle of that. Well, first off, I used willow for the bank. May not have been a wise choice as it is soft and "fibery". When I use the hole saw I get this:
    Also on this one I used a forstner bit as I didn't like the way the spade bit made the deep small hole. As you can tell I didn't get it lined up and the center hole is not in the middle.

    After much sanding I finally ended up with it looking like this:
    This one was done with the spade bit... which, looking at it again I guess it doesn't look too bad. But does anyone have any i dea how to get the ring around the eye without using a hole saw??
    Cathy in NE

    "While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about." - Anonymous

  • #2
    Cathy take a 1 inch dowel round it over and sand it real smooth then using a wood burner char the rounded part until it is totally black then using gloss tung oil put several coats on the "eye" until it really looks like an eye. I saw someone do this for a carved chipmunk and it's eye looked real. Just a thought.

    Life is hard. It is even harder when you are being stupid.
    John Wayne


    Unconfigured Ad Widget


    Latest Topics


    • vgraf
      Reply to A Bear In The Woods
      by vgraf
      Very impressive.
      I'm a little slow......took me a bit to find the bear.😅
      Today, 12:03 PM
    • stephenD
      Reply to A new toy.
      by stephenD
      Well, yesterday, I shot my 18 in the morning. The grands came over and I got one of em to try it out. I had to demonstrate so I got another 12 or so in. Last night I finished up with 90 for the day. Going to challenge myself to one hundred arrows a day for one hundred days. Made an excel spreadsheet...
      Today, 10:34 AM
    • Rolf
      Reply to A new toy.
      by Rolf
      That will make Bruce nervous!...
      Today, 08:07 AM
    • Rolf
      Reply to Need suggestions or a bit of guidance
      by Rolf
      For me to write something like this with my woodburner, even with the fine ball tip pens, is just not possible for me. The variations in the wood grain really complicate things.
      The laser doesn't care about grain....
      Today, 08:05 AM
    • will8989
      Reply to A new toy.
      by will8989
      A few weeks ago Elliott was looking around and saw a bow and arrows in the rafters in the basement. PopPop I didn’t know you had a bow and arrow. I don’t. It’s Mimi’s. Been a long time since I used it. Maybe I should get it out again.
      Today, 08:01 AM