My eight year old nephew loves airplanes so I decided to make a fun chalkboard for him. (I hope he finds it as much fun as I do.)
Not having done any finished woodworking since a single semester of wood shop many decades ago I decided to try it first before moving on to the expensive wood. It also gave me a chance to make a frame and try out some biscuit cuts.
Since I delivered my finished leather crafts this morning I set out with a vague idea of what I needed to do.
All thing considered I’m happy with how it came out. I don’t think the delicate wingtip and nose will survive shipping to Belize so I think I’ll change the orientation of the F 16. That’s too bad because I like the dynamics of it flying out of the frame.
The frame is pine and the chalkboard is the stuff they sell in 2 x 4 foot sheets at Home Depot. The jet is made out of the white version of the chalkboard. The finished frame will be mahogany. The chalkboard is 10 x 15 and the frame is 14 x 19.
I like the assembly in Belize idea. My, now inferior, idea was to add a cloud to the top corner of the frame so it would absorb the shipping drops and blows. I know I liked assembling stuff as a kid, so some assembly required is a feature at a certain age (or person.)