|Project by Mosquito||posted 02-07-2013 04:26 AM||1187 views||1 time favorited||18 comments|
My girlfriend decided “we” needed to make a chalk board. I had the idea to do a cork board on the bottom half. So we did.
The frame is made out of 3/4” x 1 1/2” Poplar. I used a #46 to cut the grooves in the frame.
The chalk shelf is Mahogany. I used a #77 mortising gauge, a marking knife, chisel, and router plane to cut the recess in it.
The panel is birch plywood with half painted with chalkboard paint, and cork that was stained with Varathane Cabernet stain.
Finished with De-waxed shellac sanding sealer, and 2 coats of clear shellac. Buffed with paste wax applied with #0000 steel wool, and polished off with cotton rag.
Not too many progress pictures because I decided to try a video of it.
Here’s a link to the video with out music, if it doesn’t fit your fancy:
-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN -- Stanley #45 Evangelist - www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods