|Project by harriw||posted 02-14-2016 02:05 AM||1036 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
Last November, my daughter’s 5th grade class held a craft show as a fund-raiser for their class. I know it’s pretty difficult to actually make any money at these things, but my wife and I both signed up (she does a lot of sewing) just to support our daughter, and contribute to the fund raising effort. Besides, it was a fun excuse to make a bunch of simple little things like this. Just a couple of trivets, bottle balancers, and a cheese board. I had a lot of nice oak lying around so I used a lot of it. Also some cherry, walnut, maple, curly maple, purpleheart, and mahagany mixed in there too.
Both my wife and I sold enough to make back our entrance fee, but not much more. Then my parents came by and bought up half of what I brought to give to people on their Christmas list, lol. So… I managed to help my daughter’s fund raising efforts, had some fun in the shop, helped my folks with their Christmas shopping, and made a few bucks at the same time :)
I prefer beer to wine and don’t have much use for the balancers myself, but I was secretly thrilled that the balancer with the curly maple edges didn’t sell. That was literally a pile of scraps that I glued together, and I just love the way it looks. My wife was also glad one of the purleheart/walnut trivets didn’t sell. She claimed that one :)
This was also my first chance to use my new (very used) bandsaw to add some free-form accents to glue-ups.
-- Bill - Western NY