|Project by Jonathan||posted 07-31-2010 04:35 AM||2735 views||9 times favorited||13 comments|
These are the last of the fundraiser items I made for the fundraiser we held for my wife last night, who is walking in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure, 60-mile walk in San Diego this November 19th.
Her story about why she is participating in the walk is here:
I made three soap dishes out of red oak trim and pink lyptus. I blogged a bit about the soap dishes here:
Here are the details for the 3-soap dishes:
Wood: Red Oak and Pink Lyptus
Dimensions: #1: 6-3/16” long, 3-1/2” wide #2: 5-7/8” long, 3-3/8” wide #3: 6-1/16” long, 3-1/2” wide
Oak trim is 1/2” thick
Pink Lyptus legs/feet are 13/16” tall, with a rabbet to hold the oak. The rabbet is 1/2” deep to match the thickness of the oak, and 5/16” inset to provide a platform for the oak to sit on.
Joinery used: Titebond III and clamps
Tools used: tablesaw mostly, including the elimination of the other side of the trim, handsanded 120-150-220-320, branding iron on backside, chisel to clean up rabbets
Finish used: 5-6 coats of Helmsman spray-on Spar Varnish to help with the water contact
I want to thank Jordan and his wife for their contribution to help making the fundraiser a success. They sent some of the soap that they handmake for the Cure, as well as some handpainted magnets!
You will see some of the soap in the pictures. Thanks Jordan!
I provided an informational sheet, including wood species, how it was finished, care instructions, etc. with the soap dishes (and the other pieces for the fundraiser). I like this idea since it provides the end user with the proper information. What they choose to do with it is up to them, but I feel good in knowing that at least have some basic information.
-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."