|Project by kaschimer||posted 01-26-2012 03:48 AM||1507 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
Inspired by the bow rack that JayLost posted. This one is for my father-in-law’s birthday this Friday. He loves archery, and he loves his heritage (Scottish), so I combined the two into this.
Most of it is cherry. The crest in the upper center is Aspen. I tried hand carving (fail) and moved to Dremel carving (messy) and ended up using a router to clean things up. The motto is burned in.
I added a shelf underneath for arrowheads, accessories, etc. Was going to build a drawer, but it’s a bit shallow for that. I did use this project to explore dovetail joints. The shelf is dovetailed, and the vertical uprights are stopped dovetails. It worked OK. It’s one of those skills I am going to continue to practice on. For me, experience is the best teacher.
Finished with an old can of Minwax Early American stain, topped with Polycrylic water-based clear semi-gloss.
I probably would not use the Polycrylic again. But, it’s what I had on hand and it did a good enough job. Like the rest of you, I tend to see the flaws in what I did, but I am confident he will love it.
i would love to get feedback, as I am still a beginner, but I love the craft and want to get better.
-- Steve, Michigan - "Every piece of work is a self portrait of the person who accomplished it - autograph your work with excellence!" - Author unknown