Honey-do sign/frame

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Project by Tooch posted 04-03-2015 12:46 PM 1219 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

About 3 months ago my wife handed me a small chalkboard and “asked” me to make a frame for it. After crossing some other things off the honey-do list (roto-tilling her new garden, making a small box for her oils, etc.), much contemplation, and the determination to get all projects finished by June, this is what I came up with.

The board is held in using dado cuts on the vertical pieces, and the vertical pieces are connected to horizontal pieces using glue & dowel rods for reinforcement. A little work on the router produced the piece to hold the chalk, and a few minutes with a torch produced the burned look.

“Sole Sanctuary” is going to be the new name of her massage business, which is a pun (not misspelling) due to the fact that she mainly uses her feet to massage.

Overall dimensions are 12” wide by 16” Tall. All wood is oak (mainly from the scrap bin), torched, and finished with 3 coats of wipe-on poly.

Thanks for looking, Comments/suggestions welcome!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#1 posted 04-03-2015 01:04 PM

I like it. With your permission I might make one of these for my wife. Unfortunately, I’m sure that it will backfire on me if I do. So maybe I won’t make one. I like it anyways.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#2 posted 04-03-2015 01:17 PM

Go for it Charles! the only way to keep things OFF the honey-do list is to get them done BEFORE she asks for it!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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woodshaver Tony C

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#3 posted 04-03-2015 01:18 PM

I like your frame, nice work Tooch! Will she be using this to post her honey do list?

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#4 posted 04-03-2015 03:04 PM

That’s a nice project for a kids drawing board aswell!the colour of the wood is real nice!

-- "The secret of getting ahead is getting started" Mark Twain

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#5 posted 04-03-2015 03:57 PM

Very nice. That grain sure stands out!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 04-03-2015 04:08 PM

That is really cool. Great job buddy

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#7 posted 04-04-2015 11:25 AM

I like it. The torch effect is always nice on Oak

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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