Last minute request from co-worker


#1

So the other day, a co-worker asked if I could make something for her mother-in-law for “tomorrow”. She wanted a cross about 12-15 inches. I asked what kind? what do you want on it. She stated “Anything, just something ornate-use your imagination…”
So with no more info, I got home around midnight that night and worked until 6am to make this for her (most of the time was spent designing and cleaning nodes,etc. the rest was the 40+minutes for each 16 minute cut due to the temp here in Tucson. Was 62 outside, but with 100 during the day, my house was about 77 degrees :tired_face::cold_sweat:
(We had a freeze about a month ago that split my water line on the roof to the swamp cooler - what we use here in AZ for cooling if you don’t want AC- Haven’t had time to replace the copper line…)
Anyhoo - this is what I came out with - acrylic (granite-look) for back then 2 proofgrades for the wood. (also messed one piece of :proofgrade: when it didn’t cut through and I moved the piece…)

It’s about 14 inches tall… came out ok - didn’t have time to adjust kerf to make tighter fits, but the black “line” from the edges actually looks pretty good - she didn’t realize they were two diff woods at first -wondered how I got the different colors…


#2

That’s a very wonderful piece…especially for a last minute request and you staying up most of the night to finish it. It was very kind of you to accommodate your co-worker in that way.


#3

Wow … really nice! Love the combination of materials you selected. I’m sure your co-worker and his mother-in-law were thrilled!


#4

Stunning! I like the black lines, defines the change.


#5

I love the response " Oh. Just any ole thing… just make it really ornate!" And you did anyway. I have lived in Tucson and even with the swamp box working it is hard to imagine getting much done.

I am in Florida with 2inches of new insulation on a new roof and a new AC and just now gave up till this evening as Puff was doing more panting than puffing


#6

You did an outstanding job on it! Now, get some sleep.


#7

Nice work!

I also have lived in Tucson and can’t imagine trying to run even a Pro there too well. Especially with just a swamp! Good luck.


#8

What a kind gesture for your coworker! Looks like the almost-all-nighter was worth it to make this ornate piece.


#9

You did a great job on this.


#10

Beautiful inlay work! :grinning:


#11

Way better than just ok. Excellent work. Always nice to hear the story behind the picture.