|Project by Bearpaw||posted 07-01-2015 11:50 PM||1000 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
Have a mission trip planned in July to Pittsburg, Pa. Only trouble is I have to pay for it. I have made other items in the past to pay my way on other trips. In looking for things to make I wanted to keep it simple and inexpensive.
The wood is African mahogany from the old pews removed during the last remodel of the church. So that was free.
I was able to use two of my shop made tools on this project. I enjoy doing that.
I am looking to have 20 made and sold for this trip. The first picture is some of the finished one. There is no stain, just shaker can spray lacquer for a finish.
The second picture is those in different stages of finishing. I used my homemade kerfmaker for the half lap joints.
In the third and forth picture I am using my homemade Dremel router base to cut the line separating the letters. I take a narrow point Sharpie to accent the cut. The last picture is the router base. I posted that back in January of this year. It has had 2276 views.
A fun and easy project and I hoping and praying the mission trip does well. We will be working with a church planter. He and his family have been in the area for a year. The building they are using needs some repair. That is what I will be doing. We have 16 replacement windows to install.
If you live in the Pittsburg area and would like to help, message me and I will give you the information.
-- "When we build, let us think we build forever." John Ruskin