|Project by spunwood||posted 06-20-2011 04:04 AM||1291 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
This project was an honor to work on. A client’s father passed away and she asked me to complete a memorial plaque. The VA had only gotten a small ground plaque and she wanted something that stood higher up.
The cedar for the plaqye came from a fellow LJ (Matt Alexander)
Really beatiful stuff. I would recommend him to anyone in Middle Tenn as a Lumber supplier.
The wood for the post came from my inlaws. Sadly, the first post I used was filled with wood bees and their babies which are like full grown bees but soft and white. I kept cutting the post to find a solid section, but all I found were bee holes. Two or three live bees even flew out when I was ripping the board. Felt very sad about ruining their home.
The post is going to be set in a bucket with cement and then buried at the grave site.
Everything was finished with Clear Gloss Polyurethane. I am still having trouble with drips, runs and the wet poly running underneath the bottom to make a drip.
It seemed the best solution was to lighten the coat and also to wait a bit and wipe up underneath or on the sides. What do you do? Do you finish all four sides of something at once. Say you have a rectangular plaque, do you do the top and sides and than the bottom later?
-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν