|Project by jase||posted 06-14-2015 11:00 AM||1507 views||1 time favorited||12 comments|
Was asked to make a gift for a Lieutenant Colonel (O-5) by his boss. I used curly maple for the sides and top, used mahogany for the corners and the trim just under the top, and used walnut for the heads-up-display(HUD). A friend of mine did the laser work for me, all that is missing is the aluminum name plate that his boss will put on later. I got a strip of multi-colored LED’s from a home hardware store wired it to a switch and a 9V battery.
The picture doesn’t do the curly maple justice, but i finished it wish super blonde shellac, wet sanded up to 800 grit, and sprayed 2 coats of aerosol lacquer. After that I used baby oil (mineral oil) and rottenstone powder to turn the finish as slick as grease. He should a happy camper.
Curly maple – $80
Walnut – free from wood shop trash can
mahogany – free from old salmon cutting board
LED strip – $15
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