|Project by ww_bcn||posted 03-08-2015 08:26 AM||743 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
Hi everyone lumberjocks!
This week I’m glad to show you how I made this wooden clock inspired on a well known football team of my country. A friend of ours asked to make one for her mother.
In this project my wife helped me with the design and she came with the idea to combine the wood with the cutting vinyl, material which she has pretty experience. So after sketching the design, we ordered the vinyl on a local store. I prepared the wooden clock with Bosse Cedar, specie which I’ve never worked before.
This time, I decide to flatten, jointen and thicknessing the wood without the router and tablesaw help. I only used my nº7 cheap jointer. I loved to work with it due the pleasant smell it emanates as you work on it. For the wall hanging I decide to use a french cleat system, method which I’ve been using for some time before with satisfactory results.
Before applying the vinyl I needed to prepare a uniform and non-porous surface to assure a good binding. After apply a walnut tint to increase the contrast between the wood and the vinyl, I apply 4 coats of spray lacquer, sanding with 500 grip between coats.
For the first time, my wife decide to participate on the crafting project, by applying the vinyl (she got some professional expertise). Let she know if you liked her collaboration on this project. I’m pretty satisfied with the results as well as our friend.
If you have any suggestions, questions or comments, I’ll be pleased to try answer you.
I hope you enjoy this project. Regards from Barcelona!