|Project by gjd||posted 12-02-2010 12:48 AM||3912 views||2 times favorited||21 comments|
About a year and i/2 ago I saw a project that I thought my boss would like on LJ. (You can see the original idea at http://lumberjocks.com/projects/13337 )
I thought I’d make it for him for Christmas but time slipped away and he is now leaving our organization. Aside from him being a big Star Trek fan, I thought “To Boldly Go!” is particularly poignant.
I had done some scroll work when I was in high school so I thought this would be like falling off a log. Not so. There was no muscle memory there at all. I would have been better off not having the previous experience; I would have had a more appropriate attitude. Any way I made lots of mistakes that I think I have learned from. One of them is that if its cutting really good at 1/3 speed turning to full speed will only allow you to mess up faster.
BTW: This was made from a chunk of elm that my boss gave me. I’m telling him that this is all I got out of the 10” diameter x 4’ chunk he gave me. Resawing elm by hand is a chore.
Thanks for looking.
-- gjd Southcentral Wisconsin