Chalk Board & Key Holder

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Project by 7Footer posted 10-31-2014 05:52 AM 1085 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a wedding present I made for my wife’s friend and her fiance. The wedding is this weekend and wifey is one of the bridesmaids. The couples last name begins with a B so I burned the B into the top portion with my little woodburning tool, not bad for my first attempt at woodburning!

It’s made of walnut and joined with poplar dowels. The finish is a mix of BLO/MS/DNA (I learned of this mix from LJ Shampeon and I really like it, thanks brah!), and a couple coats of wax. I also put a ogee profile around the edge and added 5 cup hooks to hold keys. The dimensions are 14” wide and about 16.5” tall. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out, thanks for looking!

Pic 1 – Finished product
Pic 2 – Before finish applied and chalk board inserted
Pic 3 – Testing the fit of the dowels (I used my Stanley #59 to drill the holes)
Pic 4 – Glue Up
Pic 5 – First design which I didn’t like!
Pic 6 – Another view of the finished product

Would be even funnier if it was spelled Bieber!


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#1 posted 10-31-2014 10:56 AM

Nicely done! We’ve used key holders thatbwife scrolled in 1978 since then and a whiteboard located below them fore Appts. regularly. Yours will be so very useful.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343

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#2 posted 10-31-2014 11:00 AM

Very nice and I’m sure it will come in useful. I wish I could get back all the time I’ve spent helping my wife look for her keys. I always tell her to do what I do which is to put them in the same place immediately she enters the house, but she never does. What can you do eh?

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#3 posted 10-31-2014 03:16 PM

Nice work sir. They should appreciate it.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 10-31-2014 03:17 PM

Well done sir, very nice.

-- - Terry

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#5 posted 10-31-2014 04:08 PM

Nice—Burning, assembly, designing, building, ideas and finishing! I think I covered all of it.

A project for the people that you do not know what to get for them! More work than it looks like to the non-woodworker too!

-- just rjR

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#6 posted 10-31-2014 04:56 PM

Solid work there 7. Id gladly hang that in my house.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#7 posted 11-01-2014 01:15 PM

It came out beautifully 7’, great work.

-- ~Tony

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#8 posted 11-01-2014 05:06 PM

Thanks fellas!


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