|Project by XrayJay||posted 11-02-2013 08:35 PM||1537 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
My son comes home with all kind of crafts from school. One was a full picture of him they put up on the bulletin board and we got it at the end of the year. Usually I just throw them away as soon as my wife’s back is turned but this one was different. I felt like I was throwing my son away. Then it hit me, glue the picture to a piece of wood and give it as a Christmas present to a grandparent.
After you print your picture to a piece of paper just glue it ( I used wood glue) to a thin scrap board. Press with some wax paper then cut out with band saw after it dries. Leave about a 1/16th of a inch so you can sand to the picture to get the blade marks out. Leave a little wood on bottom to fit to the stand. I didn’t but it’ll work better if you cut the dado/groove with about a 3 to 4 degree angle on the base so the pic doesn’t look like it’s falling on their face. I finished by lightly spraying 2 or 3 coats of lacquer.
This small project took me less than 30 minutes and became a thoughtful gift. Not to mention getting some use out of my scrap.
-- Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might,... because there is no work in the grave...Ecclesiastes 9:10