|Project by jerrells||posted 08-23-2014 03:48 PM||768 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
I made this decorative garden cart for a friend of mine. It is made from 1/8 Baltic Birch Plywood. The first step was to pre-sand the wood to 220 grit with my random orbit sander. Then I attached painters tape and the patterns, drill the blade entry holes and started cutting. After the parts are completely cut I remove all of the renaming pattern pieces, Then I start hand sanding with 220 grit paper and work up to 400 grit, with very light strokes. Then I apply pre-stain conditioner and let that dry for a few hours. Next I apply walnut stain (in this case), one or two coats as needed for the desired tint I want. After that dries I start applying spray finish. Generally about three coats over three days.
The final measurements are: 11 inches long, 3 inches wide and 4 inches tall
When I make many of my scroll saw projects the hardest part is not cutting the pieces out but assembling them correctly. To do so I make a fixture (the last picture) to hold the parts correctly so I can glue them together. This is an example of part of a project I am working on. There are three pieces (stained light walnut) being held till the glue dries. Then I will use this fixture (the white wood below), or make another one, for the remaining two side pieces. YES, it takes a little more time however, if done correctly, the parts fit perfectly.
-- Just learning the craft my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ practiced.