Shop update #233 (4-13-22)
I received a last minute order for 4 Arrow of Light awards from my son’s old Cub Scout Pack so that is pretty much all that I worked on this weekend.
I used my CNC machine to carve 2 with a simple design and 2 with a more complex design.
I then setup my router table and gave them a simple chamfer to break the sharp edges. This changes them from a piece of wood with writing to an actual plaque.
I masked off most of the complex ones and gave them 2 coats of yellow spray paint. I set them aside and let them dry overnight.
The 2 simple ones were given a couple of coats of black spray paint as well and allowed to dry overnight.
The next day I sanded off the spray paint on all of them.
I stained 2 of them and let them dry for a couple of hours,
Once the stain dried I gave them all 3 coats of spray lacquer.
On Monday night I filled in the names with acrylic paint. They are due on Wednesday night for pickup so they will get a final coat of finish on Tuesday night and a final finish sanding the next morning. The non stained ones will darken over time.
I’m also working on a prototype for a sign to hang in my backyard. I totally messed up the spacing on this one.