|Project by KnotCurser||posted 01-19-2012 03:53 AM||1323 views||1 time favorited||13 comments|
Two very nice friends of ours are tying the knot this Saturday. When my wife received the invitation a month or so ago, she thought this would look great as a scrollwork and asked me if I could accomplish it.
Great idea for a gift!
It only took a few minutes to come up with the plans and start cutting. The only thing that presented a challenge was the lettering of the date – I wound up sizing the letters WAY too small and had to use a #1 blade to cut them.
Pic 2, of course, is the actual invitation.
Wood used is cherry. The piece measures 6 1/2×8 inches and is around 1/4” thick. I placed a 45 degree chamfer on all four edges to give it a more “classy” feeling.
Finish, as always, is a soak in lemon oil and a thick felt backing.
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