|Project by BrianGT||posted 11-22-2012 10:46 PM||3317 views||4 times favorited||5 comments|
This was my first commissioned piece. A collegue asked me to make a toy box for her grandson. I drew up some sketches and this is the design we agreed upon. She wanted his name to be on it so I inlayed it on the front with each letter 1/16 proud of the surface for little fingers to explore. To get the font I simply typed his name into an ms word document and blew the font up to 400 and traced it from the screen.
It is laminated pine panels and has cherry accents (the base, dowels. the name and the bread-board ends)
I chose to strengthen the corners by doing an interlocking type of wide finger joint and exposed dowels. I made the joint with a pattern bit in my router and it worked really well. This is the third time I used bread-board ends and they turn out great everytime. I’m very pleased. I need to work on my inlay skills though.
Its finished with tung oil.
Thanks for looking.
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