|Project by poopiekat||posted 04-07-2013 07:06 PM||985 views||1 time favorited||3 comments|
We bought the Batman clock for my grandson that he wanted, it was featured on eBay, and somehow I thought it would be bigger. It was simply an animated image of Batman, the only version he knows, and it was silk-screened onto a generic CD and a quartz clock movement added to it. Cute, but really not acceptable as it was. So as I stood there with the opened package in my hand, I had an idea. I decided a maple doughnut-shaped frame would be perfect, the finishing touch that it needed.
One 9 inch disk of alder and one 9 inch disk of maple sandwiched together, one disk of particle board as a sacrificial backer, mounted to a flange on my lathe, and off I went.
I’ve discovered the key to enjoyable shop time, simple projects like these that took less than two hours on a Sunday morning, so different from the impossibly complex, ridiculously tedious huge projects that I usually get myself into, so glad when I finally get them off my plate. This was fun!! and… DONE!!
Shown with the first coat of poly, perhaps two more, sanded between coats, hot-melt to assemble face-to-frame, and it’ll be ready to give to my grandson, a superhero in his own right.. Hope you like it!
-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!