I’m in the process of designing the sign for our scrolling group—The River City Scrollers here in Richmond. At our last meeting we cut out all of the letters for the sign and we decided to do an intarsia to show how Richmond got it’s nickname—River City. I found a pic of The James River with the city in the background and gridded it to help with the scale.
The next step was to make the frame for the sign. I found some 12” wide Mahogany that a friend of mine has (over 1000bf and over 40 years old) and bought 20 bf for use on some of my projects and it was perfect for the sign. I cut the frame out using the cut and drop method which gives me 1/2” of inlay area and routed the edges.
I’m still working on drawing the pattern but should have enough done for the members to commence cutting at our next meeting. Will post pics of our progress.
-- Mike --www.midlothianwoodworks.com