|Project by DrDirt||posted 03-30-2014 04:12 AM||1507 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
Seems it is that time of year – also bitter sweet as now my youngest has finished cub scouts and crossed over to boy scouts.
Got to make the 3 plaques for the boys in Pack 29
Looking forward for him to do activities with his older brother, who is a life scout, working on the last few eagle required badges before “THE FUMES” change his focus
The Fumes -
Car-Fumes and Perfumes….shift the teenagers interest away from camping with the guys.
Very simple project – just made 5/8 thick cherry plaques with an Ogee profile.
Finished with 3 coats of Deft Brushing lacquer, sprayed with my cheapo Harbor freight gravity feed 20oz Gravity feed gun
The arrows are held with brass cup hooks, crimped to keep the arrow from falling out.
The boards are 26X8.
I wanted the board to be as long as the arrow, when we did my oldest’s plaque, it was narrower, and I decided that don’t like the arrow hanging off the end. (last photos with arched top)
They were also done in Oak. I made those back in 2010 – for the den, 5 boys
A note that if you want any detail from laser engraving, avoid a heavy grained wood like oak. We had the individual badges (Bobcat, Tiger, Wolf, Bear, Webelo) laser engraved, and they don’t come out so well (last image). Cherry, maple, other more uniform woods work much better.
Last shot is my oldest welcoming in my youngest to Troop2 at crossover – with a new neckerchief
-- “The kind of man who wants the government to adopt and enforce his ideas is always the kind of man whose ideas are idiotic.” ― H.L. Mencken, Minority Report