I have a Pinterest board called Jo’s Projects with 219 pins.
Love and simple this is.
My featured pin is a painted saw blade by Zachary Smith.
A used saw blade has some resin on it from cutting wood.
We have a bin of old saw blades of different sizes that I just can’t bear to throw away.
The saw blade after using sandpaper.
First the blades need to be cleaned off. I started with some sandpaper to get off the gummy stuff.
This adhesive remover took off some of the dark spots on the saw blade.
Then I applied adhesive remover and moved it around with some steel wool. I washed the adhesive remover off with soap and water and dried the blade with a towel.
Saw blade after adhesive remover.
I don’t want a new shiny blade; I like the rustic appeal of the used teeth.
Pencil didn’t work well on the blade and blue Sharpie was too permanent.
I was going to try to draw directly on the blade with pencil which didn’t work great. Then I though a light blue Sharpie would work better. Not better. I cleaned the Sharpie off with nail polish remover.
I didn’t measure anything because this is supposed to be rustic.
I decided I should make a full size design on paper and then transfer it to the blade. My plan was to darken the back side of the paper with pencil lead and then draw on the front so it would come through. This didn’t work very well.
Old fashioned carbon paper that had been used in a typewriter.
Happily I had a vintage piece of carbon paper. (Do they even make it any more?)
The carbon paper left clear marks on the saw blade.
It left a clear outline on the saw blade by tracing over my lines with the carbon paper between the pattern and the blade.
Check back to see the full design and progress.
What are you pinning?