|Project by Cosmicsniper||posted 10-17-2012 08:01 PM||786 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
For my son, William, on his first day of 6th grade in a Middle School! He’s certainly worth an couple of hours of my shop time. The only problem is that the horseshoes are upside down. Apparently, our Colts have better luck with them opening up!
This is a plaque approximately 7×9 inches made of 3/4” red oak. The routing is done with the DeWalt DW611 trim router, rounded bit, and the Rockler letter templates. I’m not a big Comic Sans guy, but oh well! Profiled with a Freud bit that I use for the rails and stiles of my kitchen cabinet doors.
Sprayed with Transtint-dyed shellac over blue acrylic painted letters (with blue Sharpie touch-ups). Finished with some GF water-borne Enduro-Var.
Definitely do one for your kid! 6th grade lockers are kinda a rite of passage and the kids go to great lengths to decorate them!
BTW, thanks to LJ’s and iPad OS 6, I’ll actually be able to easily add some projects!
-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com