Positec, which owns both Rockwell Tools and Worx provided me with two tools in exchange for this post as well as another that will be coming. All opinions are my own.
I was so excited when Rockwell Tools contacted me and asked me to be part of their campaign to spread the word about their amazing power tools. They have a great line of tools including a Bladerunner portable table saw, Versacut mini circular saw, and the tool I chose to try out, the Sonicrafter F50 oscillating multi tool. I had a project in mind that I thought the Sonicrafter would work for, but in talking with the people at Rockwell, I was told that they had another tool that would work for me, which was put out by its brother company, Worx. (Don’t worry- you will hear all about the Sonicrafter soon; it’s being used for another project!).
Introducing, the JawSaw! It ha a really cool name, too, right? And check it out!
I used mine for the first time yesterday for this project (nothing like doing a project,styling and photographing, and writing about it all on the same day!) and it was awesome! It’s a safe to use chainsaw, which appeals greatly to me since I am often by myself, and I would never just whip out our regular old chain saw with no one else home. “Oh, hi honey. Yeah, I had a great day, just cut my own leg off, but it will be ok.” That’s what NOT to do.
Anyhow, I had a very old tree limb that had fallen a few years ago when we first moved in and I had dragged it up our hill declaring that I was going to use it to make something awesome! Three years later, I made something awesome. The nice thing about 3 years and a log is that the bark was much easier to scrape off.
Anyhow, I used the JawSaw to slice 3 pieces of log in varying heights. I then used a scraper and mallet to chip off the bark. I sanded the ends to be smooth. To drill the hole for the candle, I used a circular drill bit. I used 3/4″ and 7/8″ bits because those are what worked best with by candles. First I drilled with the 3/4″ and then I cleared some of the top with the 7/8″. Lastly, I used General Finishes Antique White paint to give them a dipped look. I didn’t tape- just used a flat edged foam brush and created a line.
I added them to my dining table as they fit perfectly with the holiday centerpiece I’d created using items I had.
I got a little photo happy, so I have lots of pictures to share….
My mom made me the yarn trees a couple of years ago; the are vintage and were a yard sale find. The fur is actually the faux sheepskin that Ikea sells, and you might recognize the little elves from last year. Emmy and I made them following my friend Anu of Nalle’s House’s tutorial. I also added in some fresh greenery, and of course some disco ball ornaments.
And of course you may have noticed my antlers. I painted them white and gold last year, and they float around the house each season.
The JawSaw made this project so easy for me! If it hadn’t been for the JawSaw, there’s no way I’d be doing the project, styling and shooting, editing photos, and writing all in the same day! I would not have had time!
And now lots of excitement from Rockwell, so hold on to your safety goggles!
First of all, Rockwell has an amazing sweepstakes going on now through January 31, 2015. You can win two full seta of your own Rockwell power tools- one for you and one to give to a friend! Head here to enter!
And if you want to get one now for yourself or to give as a gift, you can get 15% off with the code PRIMITIVE15 through December 31, 2014!
Thank you so much to Rockwell tools for providing me with these tools!