Find myself in a position to come up with an anniversary gift for my Son and his beautiful wife. The date approaches, and it occurred to me the repository of talent and artistic eye here bears mining. I thought it would be cool to do this together_ .
Asking for input on combinations of material among what I have. Maple, Walnut and Cherry.
Not going to worry about kerf compensation, it acts as a good score for pronouncement, just cutting the same file out of different materials, and swap the pieces. That makes it quick.
Since I am saying #^*% the kerf and soliciting Higher powers than mine - that makes it dirty.
Since the 7th calls for copper, the ‘7’ has been cut with a coping saw from 1/8" copper, carefully filed, smoothed and the face lapped from 320 to 1500, ready for polish. I had thought initially to inlay the ‘7’, but have decided I want it proud. It will be mounted atop the wood, with the upper edge of the metal slightly rounded for the touch.- The area above the heart will be ready to receive an engraved message, yet for Pappy* to compose.
- It’s all his fault. “what do you want to be called?” Well, my Grandfather was Pappy to me, so yeah, I have been brought full circle.
The examples here are from ‘pre-processed materials’ (you have the new whole stuff, then pre-processed that has had work cut from them, then there is the carcass pile. Throw nothing away) I will commit whatever materials that are called for by the consensus here. Thinking of mounting it on a larger piece of contrasting material for a framing effect.
How shall I proceed?
(the photos are quick and dirty too)