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.