|Project by BarbS||posted 12-05-2009 02:11 AM||1866 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
These are clipboards with clip hardware from Lee Valley Tools. Fellow LumberJock Autumn Doucet gave me an 8/4 block of Alaskan Yellow Cedar to resaw for the boards, and I wanted them all to be different so I glued an agate cabochon on one, inlaid apricot wood and holly strips on the second, used turquoise dots in small carved flowers in the third and chip carved the fourth in elipses and dots in a chain-line pattern.
The one on the left was the oddball one..the one where everything that could go wrong did go wrong. After oiling and finishing it, a crack developed on the bottom edge I had to glue and clamp, then refinish. I first glued the little calculator on with gel superglue, which ate through the original calculator and ruined it. Lesson learned. So now I have to come up with another one, or decide on something else to glue into the blank space. Still working on that. They turned out pretty well; good enough to give for some family Christmas presents. And a big Thank You to Autumn for giving me the Yellow Cedar! Oil warms this wood up beautifully.