Shop update #73 (3-20-19)

Do you remember those 5 plaque blanks that I made last weekend?  Those are pretty much the only things I had time to work on this weekend.

Thursday night I got 2 of the Adventure Pin plaques carved out and the other 3 on Friday night.

I was out at Prado Park bright and early Saturday morning to help out with my son’s Boy Scout Troop.  The district Camporee is next month so they used this campout to help get ready for all of the events that they do there.  One of the events is Tomahawk throwing so the targets that I made last year got plenty of use.

I got out of there around 10:30 that night and was back by 9:00 am the next day to pickup my son.  We got him home, unloaded, and in the shower by 10:00 am.  I was then able to work on the 5 plaques that I had carved earlier.

I broke out the router table and gave all the plaques a chamfer along the top edges.  I then sanded the sides and the newly chamfered edges.

Afther that, they all got a good coat of spray polyurethane and I let them dry out in the sun for 30 minutes.

While they were drying, I sanded the 2 Forbidden Fantasy plaques down, and gave them a coat of Spray Polyurethane as well.  It really brought out the grain in the one with blue paint.

After the poly dried on the Adventure Pin plaques I gave them a coat of black spray paint along the edges and into the carved out areas.

I was then able to give the Forbidden Fantasy signs one more coat of spray poly before we had to leave for my family’s St. Patrick’s day celebration.  The airplane swing, the park bench with a reclined seat and the ice chest cooler box have been there for a few years now and are still holding up quite well.

On a complete side note, this is what happens when you let me cut my own piece of birthday cake.

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