|Project by AlexMcA||posted 12-31-2009 05:10 AM||1006 views||3 times favorited||3 comments|
This is my first attempt at making kids toys. Friends of ours became proud parents in April, and I wanted to use the garage full of tools to make a Christmas present. It is a mix of woods, maple, oak, cherry and walnut. It is simple stock that I cut out with a jig-saw, flush trimmed to circular templates, then used a roundover bit on the router table to soften the edges.
In order to make the toy kid friendly I used milk paint for the base, and a redwood milk stain on the oak ring in the middle. It is finished in 3 coats of hemp oil and 2 coats of beeswax.