|Project by OttoH||posted 11-14-2010 09:01 PM||1656 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
During the summer our Sunday School class (the Rejoice Class) tore down a wall to enlarge our classroom in order to accommodate the 40 to 50 adult class members that come on a weekly basis. The only problem is that the wall had our chalkboard on it and we were doing without a board for notes and announcements. To solve this problem this week I put together a new whiteboard, pen & eraser caddy, and a name plaque.
The board was designed to fit the space and dimensioned using the golden ratio, it is 39 inches high and 63 inches in length. It is backed with an 1/8 inch sheet of birch plywood and framed with wood from the old wainscoting I salvaged from the room when we tore the wall down. The frame is tapered at a 10-degree angle and routed to give it a finished feel.
The pen & eraser caddy was put together without a written plan or drawing, I knew the dimensions I wanted it to be, drew it out on the birch plywood and used a French curve for the taper. The cross on the caddy I found on the internet, it was designed by Marshall Field of the Blackhawk Woodcarvers guild in Rockford Illinois.
For the Rejoice name plaque I glued a piece of 1/8 inch birch plywood on a 3/4 inch piece of pine, cut the inside portions out on the scroll saw using a #9 blade and the outside on the band saw using a 1/4 inch blade.
I am happy with the way it turned out, and even though I know where all of the “unique features” are on the project I think for the most part they are overlooked by the class members.
-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD