|Project by dbhost||posted 05-05-2011 04:18 PM||2047 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
My niece, that lives in the Pacific Northwest is graduating high school, and is a big NASA fan. Being the uncle that lives in / around Houston, it fell to me to get / build her a NASA themed gift for her high school graduation. This is actually part 1 of a 2 part set, the other part isn’t done yet…
Construction is construction grade SYP 2×6 and walnut scrap with oak dowel joinery. In case it hasn’t been noted, I am getting to be a very big fan of dowel joinery…. It’s quick, easy, and extremely durable… not to mention it looks awesome.
The NASA meatball logo is a car emblem that I bought at the NASA gift shop when I was touring the center last year with my Mom.
The finish is Minwax Golden Pecan stain on the SYP, BLO on the walnut, and the whole thing with 2 coats of lacquer that have been buffed.
The second part of this gift is a pen / pencil holder set that will hold a mechanical pencil and a pen both from that same gift shop, space themed of course. In between the pen / pencil holders will be a small stand for her iPod. I figure the iPod will eventually go out of vogue, but maybe she can re-use the slot to hold business cards when she graduates college and gets a career going…
Thanks for looking.
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