|Project by Splitblade||posted 08-20-2015 02:04 PM||836 views||2 times favorited||1 comment|
If you read a few of my project post ago you may of been left confused when I said the start of a bad habit, well this is the start of the escalation of these growth charts and probably the one that started their popularity in the hospital. I made this out of a leftover cherry board from my crib build for one of my friends daughter was having a baby, and this was probably my first semi-serious commissioned piece. believe the numbers were all cut from a turning scrape of walnut and inlaid into the board so they sat proud. Used mostly hand tools, found that I enjoy planing the bevels and carving with gouges and chisels unhealthily fun, time to sign up for the mad house :).
Now I said in a previous post that I would have to tip my hat to April Wilkerson, I watched her video on her growth charts before making this one, now I had made a few before and was not looking forward to inlaying or panting or carving all the little dash marks, April simply burned them on….I nearly fell out of my chair, it looks nice, was simple, and saved me sooo much time and sanity, so April if you ever read this, love your videos and thank you for the great idea tips hat (I have made many more of these rulers with even more detailed carvings and I probably wouldn’t have if I had to make all those dashes another way so it really was a game changer).