|Project by MarkTheFiddler||posted 04-17-2016 01:02 AM||985 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
Have you ever seen those cardboard signs in front yards advertising their child’s membership in the band. Thirty Five Bucks! Yes we have one. That wasn’t quite good enough for Martha. She placed an order for my darling Flautist, Victoria.What went right:
- I cut the inside curves before I joined the wood. It was just a few inches mind you but just enough to keep the band saw clear of sharp turns.
- The shape turned out great!
- The finish is really nice.
- I had delusions of grandeur when it came to carving out the characters. I didn’t carve very well and the letters are not very precise.
- I didn’t carve the letters deep enough. I wasn’t thinking about how much of my copper tinted epoxy was going to bleed and how deep. By the time I sanded out the bleed over, I had gaps in all the letters. My wife said hurry up! so I painted in the blue to give an odd camo look. The only bonus is that Victoria’s school colors are Blue and white.
- I listened to Martha a second time. :) She said – “Make Noah one.” Poor Noah was kind of fawning over my daughter and they were briefly boyfriend and girlfriend. I saw the writing on the wall and grabbed a blue sharpie to write his letters. I had to be quick.
Victoria got some of the lumber out of my Mother’s attic that has some history.
Noah got some wood.
Sorry Noah. You’re a good kid. I hope you like the sign.
-- Thanks for all the lessons!