|Project by lawrence||posted 09-25-2012 06:20 AM||15925 views||10 times favorited||10 comments|
This is a gift I’ve made for my outgoing Commander that will be from the enlisted men and women of my Squadron. It is red oak with a shellac finish and the black is marsh spray ink. The construction is simple butt joints that have been glued and pinned. The carvings were done on my Carvewright and the handle was made with a forstner bit and my scroll saw (connect the holes) The beer is his favorite….
Thanks as always for your comments – I appreciate your constructive critiques.
As an addition… I know that just about any other type of joinery beats butt joints, but for very thin (3/8) wood like this, I’ve found pin nails and glue to be more than adequate for showpieces that sit on shelves and it definitely kept the construction time down (the whole project including finish took place during the Monday night football game)