135 - Picnic Table
We had a wooden picnic table on the back patio, which unfortunately began to rot in a few places. Before it collapsed beneath us one night at dinner, I cut it up and threw it out. Here are the two sets of legs, before dismemberment.
94 - Maple Scraps
These are drop-off pieces of maple from the star teether. I was just thinking the other day about how beautiful the “trash” from art or making can be. I’ll probably come back to this theme a few times this year.
Failed Teether #1
I guess I spoke too soon on Day 67, as I was able to recover from my mistakes on this wooden teether. After it sat for a few days, it occurred to me that I could work on the weird step in the sides with my Dremel tool, and then sand the heck out of it. Well, it worked! I will be adjusting my procedures for any subsequent teethers.
67 - Failed Teether #1
This is my first attempt at making a wooden baby teether. It was cut from a 3/4” maple board. Things were going reasonably well for a first attempt. I cut the shape out roughly, then made a template for the final shape. I used the template to cut the part using a router. Then I discovered that the 3/8” roundover bit I had was actually a beading bit and so I got those unsuitable steps near the center of the sides. Oh well, I learned a lot for try #2 and if I can fins someone with a belt sander, I might be able to salvage this one.