|Forum topic by Andrew||posted 01-09-2012 03:45 PM||1896 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
01-09-2012 03:45 PM
I plan to start work soon on a toybox for my friends’ son. I want to decorate it with “boy” things like a football.
I am trying to figure out a way to make a simple football out of wood that I can glue to the side of the box. I thought it would be cool if I made the ball out of walnut and the “laces” or “stripes” out of maple, cut either with a jigsaw or coping saw.. If I glue the laces on and make them about 1/8” thick, I am worried they will chip off.
Inlay seems like a better method, but it is WAY beyond my skill level to do that.
This is the type of image i’d like to create out of different color woods:
Any thoughts for a novice like me?
-- Andrew - Albany. NY