|Project by lumberjoe||posted 12-25-2012 03:02 AM||812 views||1 time favorited||4 comments|
I turned my dad a pen and pencil set out of some really nice Bocote. As I was wrapping them, it just didn’t look complete. Given it’s Christmas eve, mostly everything around me is closed. I had some walnut and cherry in the shop. A quick trip to the craft store found a clock movement, albeit not a great one. This is the best I could come up with in a few hours notice. Thank God for the miricle of hot hide glue! This would not have been possible in the short time frame without rub joints.
I needed a super fast finish, and it needed to be sold at walmart, because that was all that was open. I picked up some minwax fast drying lacquer. it actually came out pretty decent. I was able to lay down 4 solid coats. I will buff it out and wax it tomorrow morning.
It’s not the nicest thing I have made, but it sure does beat wrapping paper as the pen and pencil is really the main gift here.