|Project by screwge||posted 12-22-2011 03:30 AM||1832 views||5 times favorited||16 comments|
This is a gag gift I made for a relative.
This was the first time I’ve tried this kind of joinery using splines.
Turned out pretty good for a first attempt.
Finished with 3 coats of spray poly and a couple coats of furniture wax.
————Update to original post———-
I had seen something similar in a gift shop a couple of years ago; so, I can’t take credit for the idea.
The recipient is a Police Officer and does in fact have a good sense of humor. I didn’t end up in handcuffs, so I think he liked it. :-)
The donut was very difficult to track down. In fact, I had really given up on the idea until I was on vacation in SFO and happened upon it in a souvenir gift shop. Its made of foam and the icing is some sort of colored epoxy with plastic sprinkles added.
The box is some left over Poplar and the splines were cut from Brazilian Cherry hardwood flooring
The Police Badge logo on the back was just printed onto a clear sticker project paper and adhered to the wood. I applied poly to that as well to protect the ink from smudging.
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