The child inside me wanted a hidden drawer so I designed one in where the drawer is held in place by 2 catches under the small compartments and when released is pushed forward by 3 small compression springs. Simple but effective.
Top panel for a gate I am making. Designed some text and tree drawing for the center. We have some Indian runner ducks so I decided to add a couple.
First I planed, thicknessed and glued together some sycamore we felled in 2015, then created the shape on the band saw and sanded the edges and sides then used a cloth to apply some sanding sealer.
The carve was performed with a 60 degree V bit, 70 ipm feed, 30 ipm plunge, 2mm doc, number 2 on dewalt.
Once carved (1 hour 11 mins) painted inside the carve with dark oak stain and wiped off the surface with a cloth. Left for 10 minutes for the stain to do it’s thing, then used compressor with air duster to blow out the excess stain and wipe clean. Waited another 30 mins for stain to dry, then sanded the surface.
All carved in oak. 3D Carved the big wording DUCK EGGS, although could have done it with povkets. V carved the ducks. Ball nose bit for the egg shelves. Basic pockets and profiles for the rest. Stained the ducks then a coat of Osmo polyx oil. Done
Another addition to our kitchen. Chalk board we will use for shopping list with a shelf for chalk pen. Made from oak, 60 degree V carved the wording and leaves. Simple pocket for the recessed black board with a quarter inch 2 flute downcut spiral bit. Shelf has an indentation 3D carved with a 6mm ball nose bit. Designed and carved in around 2 hours. Finishing took another hour or so. Very pleased with the outcome. Even more pleased to have my 16 year old daughter help me every step of the way and showed a keen interest.