|Project by Scot T||posted 1921 days ago||1309 views||2 times favorited||19 comments|
Edit: The entire thumb is actually a knot that has some grain to it and makes it look a lot like a certain woodworker’s own thumbprint. It’s ‘knot’ that impressive, but I’ve submitted this project for the a knot like no other contest anyhow.
Pop (in-law) built himself a nice little woodworking shop, so I made him a sign for his birthday.
Simple pine 36”w x 18” high (edge joined with glue and biscuits to get the 18” width).
I don’t have an edge jointer so I had to do the table saw trick to get the edges square prior to joining.
Oval cut using the string and nails technique. Oval groove done with cove bit and edge guide and outer edge was cut with a 1/4” roundover bit.
Letters done by using scaled computer printout, then transferring the outlines using a 1/2” chisel. Freehand routing done with a plunge router and a 90 degree 3/8” V-groove bit.
Some wood burning done on tools and injured thumb, red mahogany in lettering and on icons, and honey oak stain over all else. 4 coats of spray on polyurethane front and back with 400g sanding before the final coat finished it off.
-- Scot, SW Washington