|Project by doubleDD||posted 11-19-2015 04:44 PM||1512 views||1 time favorited||31 comments|
I was asked 4-5 months ago by my son to make a growth chart for my grandson. I was ready to get to work on it only he and my daughter-in-law had some ideas but couldn’t come to a decision. After months going by I asked them what is going on with the chart. They said they had mixed ideas and decided to let me come up with something.
O.K. I said but I hope you are happy with it. Knowing that a lot of my grandsons things are baseball theme I figured a bat would be the thing to do. This is what I came up with. Bought a 1×6 x 8’ of ash, drew a bat on some scrap paper, outlined it on the board, cut with a jig saw, and planed most of the rough spots. A little sanding and it was time for some measurements. I taped off lines every 3 inches and made bigger ones on the foot marks. The hardest thing for me was trying to make some small numbers on the scroll saw. I failed a couple times but finally got through it. My wife said I should paint the numbers red to give it the color theme of her favorite team, the CUBS. She was right, it looked better than just stained.
I started off at 1 foot so that way there will be no problems when mounting to a wall with the baseboard. I will be giving this to them on Thanksgiving Day. I’m sure they will like it. If not, I will have a fancy ruler for the shop. Ha haha. Thanks for looking.
-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.