MEANING: Coop’s wide-banded Peace symbol with Katrina’s wood burning of symbols and words meaning peace in various languages. There are also words burned into the inner rim. The origin of these words can be found at the website: http://www.columbia.edu/~fdc/pace/.
Please note, this is a picture of a stock item that will be made custom for you. The wood burning will be slightly different from piece to piece, but it will contain the major themes mentioned above.
Our carvings are single pieces of western red cedar, designed and carved to be wall hangings. Each carving begins as a 1 X 12 inch cedar board. While we use power tools (Scroll Saw, Rotary shaft Tool, handheld detail sanders etc.), we use no laser’s, CNC machines or computer operated cutting machines. All work is done with our hands and eyes…
We cut the 2 dimensional blanks with scroll and jig saws (double-sized custom orders have to be cut with jigsaw). Carving is done with rotary shaft tools and disc grinders. The 80 grit sanding is the final phase of the carving process, removing the nicks and gouges from the carving tools, and finishes the shaping of the weave. The next 2 sandings with 120 then 220 grit finishes the smoothing and polishing. They are finished with Clear Danish Oil to seal the piece, bringing out the grain and the color.
SIZE: The Wide-Banded Peace Sign is based on an 11 inch diameter circle.