Shop update #54 (11-7-18)

I mentioned in an earlier post that I had donated 3 art pieces to my son’s Boy Scout auction.  A Scout Law Word Cloud, A tree of life, and a snarky laundry sign.

The word cloud sold for $70 at the live auction, the laundry sign sold for $50 at the silent auction, and the Tree of Life was given out as a door prize.  There was an Ice Chest cooler box painted in Dodger colors and logos that had been donated by another family but everybody thought that I had made it.  One of the moms at my table mentioned that her daughter really wanted to win the Tree of Life not knowing that I had made it.  Another family won it and the daughter was very disappointed.  I had some spare time this weekend so I grabbed a piece of scrap oak and threw together a small piece for her.

I set the small board up on the CNC and programmed in the size and the tree.

The tree took about 6 minutes to cut.

I then gave it a good sanding.

I hit it with a torch for about a minute.  I then let it cool down for 30 minutes and gave it a couple of coats of spray Polyurethane.
I gave it to the mom on Monday night at the scout meeting and she was very happy and surprised to get it.

I also ran a smaller version of the Scout Law word cloud to see how it would look.  I ran it at 40 IPM (inches per minute) as a test to see how it cut compared to my normal 25 to 30 IPM and was very happy with the results.  I’m going to make a few of them, put them in my online store, and see how (or if) they sell.

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