Busy Sunday yesterday of making. Most people would take Sunday and take it easy, not me. I was busting it out all day. I can’t take days off lol. My favorite local arts and crafts supply store (the one that is sadly closing) had some crates that they used as displays. They were missing the bottoms, but I was able to use some of the leftover siding from my woodshop and they fit nicely. Gave them a quick sand and slapped some stain on them. Not bad for $2 crates. I’ll use these as displays for farmer’s markets and craft shows and such.
I was also able to get some new projects made up. I finally used my catelog credit and purchased the Desktop Tool Carousel and the Shoji Votive Candle Holder plans. Made a couple of each. The tool carousel I made from PG medium basswood. The candle holders I made one in Walnut and one in Cherry. They call for frosted acrylic, which the store has been out of for a while now. Since I didn’t have any, I remembered I had a can of Valspar spray frosted glass stuff. Sprayed on the backside (which would be the inside of the finished product) of some clear, and it worked like a champ. These are pretty cute little holders, and work great with a little LED flickering fake candle.
Did some more playing with ceramic tiles as well. These are pretty awesome and so easy (and cheap) to make. I was inspired by the frame for the 4x4 tiles that was made by @alockbox, and I made up a similar frame for some 3x6 tiles that I have. Needs to be just a tiny bit wider, but I was able to take a tile to the belt sander and make it fit in the frame
Lastly I finally got around to making some veneer covered bottle openers. I LOVE the way these look with the veneer cover. I think I prefer this to simply etching the stainless with Dry Moly Lube, but I’ll make whatever the customer wants lol
Also made some more keychains and ornaments (not pictured) and tried a colored ceramic tile and put it on the art/book stand from @Janerlea It was a very busy and hot day, but man I had fun, and that’s the most important part I think.
Nice work! I wish I had a weekend to catch up on projects, too busy camping…
Thanks! I wish I had More time lol. I haven’t been backpacking in way too long
Thank you! Trying to come up with several different things I can display at my local farmer’s market
Nice work for a Sunday! I had to laugh when I saw your bottle opener. I’ve had some for months now, but lacking a good phrase to use - how simple and appropriate is “Cheers!”
I thought I got a good enough amount of work done lol. YES! I had the same problem honestly with the bottle openers. I wanted to make up one as a display but had the hardest time coming up with what to put on it lol. So, CHEERS! Glad I could help
Great Projects! Really awesome work! I spent my weekend waiting for my machine to cool down
Hah! I like that Ironton sign, but I’d need one with Missouri. (Got an uncle who’s the mayor out there. They might have a population of about 500 or so.)
@designvh619 Thank you sir, trying to get more and more practice in so I can hopefully start designing awesome stuff like you. My forge lives in my bedroom right next to an AC register lol
@Jules I’d love to live in a small town like that lol. I’m enjoying working with the ceramic tiles. Super cheap and I think they will sell well
Is that your veneer or are you buying those like that? I like the way those look.
Thanks! It was Proofgrade veneer from Glowforge actually. It’s really nice. Already has 3M tape on the back of it.
Awesome. I’ve thought about making those pop-socket covers out of that but I can’t pull the trigger since the veneer is so pricey.
Those would look pretty awesome. Now that you mention it, I’m pretty sure the circle that was left over from the bottle opener is about the same size…I’m a scrap hoarder by the way lol
Hey, if it’s the right size, use that scrap.
Excellent work! Dig the variety.
After installing the in-line duct fan I haven’t had any overheating problems. Though it is always 84 degrees here.
Awesome designs! I need to pick up a can of that frosting for another project.