|Project by MasterSergeant||posted 03-03-2011 01:19 AM||1240 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
Cooper is going to be 3 in a couple of days and I (Grandpa) thought it would be a great idea to make a sign for his bedroom door. I used Oak and walnut for the woods, and used my scroll saw for all the detail work. I am new at the scroll saw but after this project I almost feel much more confident using it. Cooper was named after the tire company Cooper Tire, so I felt it appropriate I use a Cooper Tire picture. I use as a stencil for the scroll-saw work. I did use Coyote Software to convert pictures into stencils, it was not a hard program to learn. The scroll work was a first attempt at this type of woodworking. I suppled my son with a lot of kindling for his fireplace with the pieced I didn’t quite do correctly.
The wood in the sign came from the neighbors and friends yards. I have a Jet 16” bandsaw that I used to re-saw all the limbs into nice slabs. The limbs have been drying for a long time and were very dry, so I do not anticipate any cracking, but I have my fingers crossed.
All in all a very satisfying project and one Cooper will have for years to come.
-- Kelly, woodworker under construction