|Project by sfrenchfry||posted 02-27-2012 06:44 AM||1501 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
Here is a project that my fiancee’s friend asked me to do. She had seen a necklace rack made with random knobs mounted to a plank, so she went out and bought 5 knobs and asked if I would build here something along those lines. I accepted the gig. I went through stock that I have accumulated over the years, and I came across some Walnut pen blanks, and some Walnut cutoff pieces. I had two pieces of Walnut that were about the same size but did not match in grain very well. So I cut one of them in half and put one on either side with a pen blank at each seam plus the ends.
Then I glued a bunch of pen blanks to create the shelf. I used my Bosch power planer to plane it down to the smooth surface. I used a Roman Ogee router bit around the outside edge of the wall plate and a 1/4” round-over router bit around the outside edge of the shelf. Did the glue up and sanded it from 100, 150, to 180 grit sandpaper. Finished it with a rub on Minwax Tung Oil. I hope she likes it.
-- TIme in the shop is time well spent.