|Project by maplerock||posted 07-04-2013 09:38 PM||1273 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
I am as green as grass, but have been told I should start posting some of my projects. My enthusiasm is far greater than my talent, but I’m learning every day. I’m a retired schoolteacher with a lot of time, so here goes;
My middle son is in the Navy. I wanted something special for his birthday, so I found and bought an old ship’s compass. It was tarnished, but after some cleaning it was very nice.
I wanted him to be able to display it properly, so I designed a box with inserts so that it could swing freely and do it’s compassy thing. Being a novice, I probably did a bunch of things wrong, and I’m sure most of you would have done better, but the finished box was great for it’s intended purpose, and he liked it. Mitered corners, no splines (as I’d add now if I was doing it), and cheap hinges. I just hope I don’t see it in a yardsale some day!
-- Jerry... making sawdust in the Knobs of Southern Indiana