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This is what I make. Don't worry, more weird stuff is coming.

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Twin over Twin Rohan Bunk Bed by Lupas-Deva
Twin over Twin Rohan Bunk Bed
Twin over twin Rohan bunk bed with drawered stairs and dresser. This took three week with almost 500 drilled hole and dowels. I did most of the work until we started running out of time and needed heelp with the stairs and dresser.
Archery Bow wip 2 by Lupas-Deva
Archery Bow wip 2
Show the steps to get the basic bow shape. Still A LOT of work just to get them floor tillered, let alone tillered per poundage. They are hickory bows.

A lot of steady handed band saw work to get the back of the bow and side profile the right shape.
Boot Jack Commission by Lupas-Deva
Boot Jack Commission
I was asked to make a set of three boot jacks for a friend. At first I wasn't sure what it was but I was shown their old one and after finishing a Rohan bunk bed a simple boot jack was easy.

I had enough hardwood planks laying around so I made them out of Maple, Hickory, and Mahogany. I had plenty of scrap leather and some brass tacks. I tried upholstery tacks but tat didn't work, and I learned that leather has a bit of stretch to it.

She was quite pleased with them.
Archery Bow wip by Lupas-Deva
Archery Bow wip
Leesi is always interested in what I'm doing in the basement. Here she watched my son and I make some archery bows.
These are hickory.
Bow #3 by Lupas-Deva
Bow #3
This is my third bow. And the first one worthy of calling a bow. Its made out of hickory. with jute twine handle and string. Its got a black duct tape backing. Overall I was very pleased with it even though it did have some tillering problems. It was much improved from the second.

I'm in the process of making actual bowyer tools to make bigger and better bows.
Okay, it seems like like husband has been so impressed (that is hard to do) with my macro photos that he wants me to stop posting them so I can get a compilation together to submit to a publisher.

I am leery of doing this because:
I enjoy posting my stuff here on deviant,
Getting published is notoriously hard to do,
Large focused projects like this put me off,
And I work too much to focus fully on this project.

But I will attempt to do so because:
It may end up getting published a few years down the road,
It seemed to please the Elder of our church,
Its something to strive for besides straight woodworking,
And I love taking photos.

So far, unless it evolves to something else, it will be on the macro insect world of the Arkansas Delta region.

Post me your opinions. I am interested in what others think. Has anyone here attempted anything like this?

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Melinda Skaggs
United States
I am a Christian. My family and I work with the local youth teaching the Bible, art, and martial arts.

I am in my sewing phase now, so check out my custom hats and plushie stuff! But I also do avatar and oc art.

God Bless

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Labeculas-Dollhouse Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for the :+fav:!
Nintendo1889 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
:icontoyotaplz:Tears of Joy 
waywardgal Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Thank you so much for taking the time out to favorite my works. It means such a great deal to me that you enjoy my art, and I hope you can consider watching Hug
Dwarf4r Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2013
Thank you for the fav much appreciated.=P (Razz) 
TheBlaqkCat Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013   Traditional Artist
:bulletblack: Thanx 4 thee :iconllama-plz:
araxiagalaxia Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013
Just saw your hat design with what looks like fish tail on the end. Very cool... I was wondering if you would sell up to 4 of these and how much you would charge? I've left a comment and message and haven't heard back from you yet! Hope this gets to you....

Hypernaut Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
THX 4 the fav
mtomsky Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Artist
Thanks for the watch!
CrystalKittyCat Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank thee much for the fave! :ahoy:
Lupas-Deva Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
No problem. We have our own custom wood furniture business, so I like looking at original wood products.
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