|Project by SawDustnSplinters||posted 08-04-2008 03:34 AM||1757 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
This is a roadside marker I made for a family whose young son was killed in a fatal vehicle accident just south east of my shop in Academy, Tx and near Rogers,Tx on Hwy 36 which is nicknamed “the Highway of Death” since it has a very high fatal accident rate here in Texas. I made it out of native cedar and used Spar urethane to protect it from the elements. The commercially available plastic flowers and roadside markers just do not stand the test of time around here. It is hard to tell from the picture but on his initials J R and his school football jersey number # 22 I routed a 1/4 inch deep groove and inlayed atomized copper mixed with Inlace clear epoxy. I was thinking that over time the copper will patina to blue or green. I also drilled a hole at the bottom so rebar could be pushed through and tied into more rebar and cemented down good to deter any vandals.
-- Frank, Dallas,TX , http://www.allthingsrustix.com , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”