- Panga-panga wood & alder wood with high-gloss finish
- Numbered & iron-branding signed (No. 01-05)
- Designed & handcrafted by Pepe
- soon available in my SHOP
After the first wacky try to make a branding tool (HERE), i made me new tiny brass branding iron stamp for my wooden toys.
This time, instead of using a common font, i did vectorize my signature and let the CNC mill do the work with a our smallest 0.3mm drill. Afterwards i made a brass mount with M2 screws for holding the stamp plate in position. The signature stamp is approx. 15mm wide. I still have to get a good feeling how long i have to press on different woods till the signature is burned clean into the surface. So far i’m pretty happy with my new tool and it heats up very nice while clamped into a 40W soldering iron.
Now all my new wooden stuff will get some hot mark on their butts for sure! ^____^
Have a bunch of wood & resin toy projects going on right now. I really hope i can release these little fellas as a DIY edition when spring is coming and the sprouts are growing! ^__^ I still have a lot of details to sort out, especially how to export the cress seeds from the “Happy Gardening” set i’m planing…
Meanwhile some WIP pictures of my first custom i’m working on: “Golden Age” CRESS CRITTER. All painted by brush and metallic acrylic paints, i hope you like him!
4″ Designer Wood Toy by Pepe Hiller (No. 01/01)
(pear wood, maple wood, high-gloss finish)
Besideswatering my little CRESS CITTER garden, i felt like i should do another wooden toy for the collection. The idea for this tiny giraffe came little by little while cutting and sanding the pet out of a rough wooden sheet and somehow i finally bring up to a round figure. There was no concept drawings or sketches for this design. I used pear wood for the body and maple wood for the smaller parts, then finished the piece with a high-gloss varnish to get all these sweet highlights.
PEARGIR will be soon available in our shop, follow me on twitter to get to know when he’s up in the store!
My test labs are bursting full of new organic experiments with all the different CRESS CRITTER’s. I had to send out our best recources to get some new rare species and varieties for the upcoming “Happy Gardening” Kit! Running tests on “Nasturtium officinale” and “Medicago sativa”, looking very promising so far…