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Blog series by BJODay updated 08-20-2014 01:21 AM 4 parts 5306 reads 2 comments total

Part 1: Intarsia map

12-07-2013 02:36 AM by BJODay | 0 comments »

I came to a point where I was stuck on my table project. While pondering a solution to my current problem, I thought I would fill in the down time with something small. I once saw an intarsia map. It was pretty cool looking. I thought that would be fun to do. So I started making a map of Wisconsin, with each county a separate piece of wood. My original idea was to use local woods. Red oak, maple and willow in the south. White pine, red pine and birch in the north. I abandoned this plan and...

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Part 2: Flag project time filler

04-22-2014 02:46 AM by BJODay | 2 comments »

The main project currently in my shop is my nesting tables. My wife and I have them stained. I working on varnishing. I’m using a wipe-on poly before assembly. It is time consuming and I can only do a few of the parts at a time. So, while I’m between coats, I’ve been puttering around with a side project. I saw this at a restaurant. It is an American flag made out of painted baseballs. I thought I’ll make a smaller version using ping pong balls. I found cheap balls ...

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Part 3: Finished flag

08-15-2014 01:50 PM by BJODay | 0 comments »

Decided on a smaller version of the flag. The original plan would end up too large. Made a frame out of pine. Painted the frame and the backer board black. Glued the ping pong balls to the board with silicone. BJ

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Part 4: More Flags

08-20-2014 01:21 AM by BJODay | 0 comments »

Because I opted for a smaller version of the US flag, I had lots of ping pong balls left over. So I decided to make an Irish flag. Then My wife protested until I told her I’d make her a Swiss flag, (Her pop emigrated from Switzerland). Now I have to get them hung up before my granddaughter visits. BJ

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