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Daughter's High School Graduation Gift

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Project by CoolDavion posted 06-06-2017 02:12 AM 326 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My gift to my oldest daughter for her high school graduation.

School mascot, year and frame are Walnut and background is dyed white veneer on MDF. Mascot and year were cut on the scroll saw.

Finished the Walnut parts with BLO and a coat of spray shellac.

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papadan

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#1 posted 06-06-2017 02:15 AM

Nice plaque, but I bet she would have preferred a new car! ;-)

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#2 posted 06-06-2017 12:17 PM

Looks good!!....very precise scroll work….Ok I will bite…what is dyed white veneer?

But if you are out busy looiking for a car and dont reply I will understand !!

-- Regards Robert

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#3 posted 06-07-2017 09:10 PM


Looks good!!....very precise scroll work….Ok I will bite…what is dyed white veneer?

But if you are out busy looiking for a car and dont reply I will understand !!

- robscastle


The package of veneer did not say what the species was just that is was white.

She already has a car (almost as old as she is)

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#4 posted 06-08-2017 10:56 AM

OK thanks

-- Regards Robert

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#5 posted 06-09-2017 04:15 AM

Just in case anybody is curious,

In selecting wood for dyeing, for every colour except black, white wood should be used, such as sycamore, beech, lime, &c. If a coloured wood be used, it neutralizes the tint, and the color will be bad. For black, use pear, cherry, beech, or soft mahogany; any of these woods will take the colours well. The first process the wood should undergo is to boil it in a solution of caustic soda (lye) and water, in the proportions of half a pound of caustic soda to five pints of water; the wood should be boiled in the solution for half an hour, and then allowed to remain in to soak for twenty-four hours. It should then be taken out and wiped well with clean deal shavings, to remove the alkali, when it will be found to have become as soft as leather and equally plastic. Then place it between boards, and put weights on the top to flatten, and let remain until dry. This treatment with caustic soda effects a clearing of the pores of the wood from all the gummy or resinous matter, and the open pores, when dry, will absorb the dye-stuffs like a sponge.

-- Regards Robert

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