|Project by CueballRosendaul||posted 09-09-2012 11:36 PM||2290 views||18 times favorited||11 comments|
Finally finished. Back about 10 years ago I made a batch of these gizmos for Christmas presents. Fast forward to this year, and the step daughter wanted some for her wedding to give as gifts to all who attend. I thought I was in for like 50 or so…her first request was for 275! She later downsized to 125, but I already had about 200 pieces cut, so she’s getting like 150+ and I have some for other causes and experimentation.
They are hard maple, cherry, and black walnut (Thanks to my buddy Ed for the lumber!). With help from my neighbor Jeff, who has a Shark CNC machine, we were able to engrave sayings on each piece. They were final sanded, stained, and sprayed with clear poly. I have about 40 hours in the whole batch with some help from Ed and Jeff.
I included a pic of the template piece in case anyone wants to duplicate the dimensions.
Here’s a link to the blog I made that describes these in more detail with a lot more pics: http://lumberjocks.com/CueballRosendaul/blog/31963
-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.