|Project by Gumnut||posted 07-13-2012 03:17 PM||1342 views||2 times favorited||13 comments|
Today I am adding something different, This is a copy from a black and white photo that shows a large plaque that originally was made by one of my ancestors in you guessed it 1800 :)
I used an enlarged photo copy of the original picture and with double sided tape stuck it to the wood (not sure of these woods). Using a trimming router I removed most of the waste and then came the Dremel and dentist hand piece to cut closer to the writing. Finally I sanded the edges with and split mandrel on the Dremel and a small piece of 240 grit sand paper.
The bottom corners are a bit hard to see on the original so I used poetic licence to add the anchor and a ships wheel. The business that the ancestor ran was none other than a wooden ship building yard.
A frame was added of eucalypt and here we are!
This is about ¼ the original size as I am led to believe.
See I have saw dust in my genes!!
-- Peter, member of the Fine Woodwork Association http://www.fwwa.org.au/index.htm