Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Towel Hanger

We made a towel hanger for our bathroom not too long ago. It is a really simple craft project. I think it turned out cute. I stole a piece of scrap wood from one of Roy's bigger projects. It was mahogany. It was already the prefect size. Roy beveled the edges with the router and then I sanded and finished it. I bought the hanger on sale for 80% off at Hobby Lobby last year. It was only $2.40. Not bad at all. Roy screwed it onto the board. He then used the router to make a slot to hang it from on the back. That's it.

 I think it looks nice for something so simple to make. I love mahogany and it really pops against the white door. What do y'all think?

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Christmas Tree Ornament: Lola

A friend asked me to make a Christmas ornament for her dog, Lola. She bought ornaments for her family and other dogs last year but didn't have one for the new pup. It had been a while since I used the scrollsaw. It took me a little to get back in the swing of it, but I think the ornament turned out well. I hope she likes it.

The hardest part of any of the ornaments is the top where it will hang from the tree. Doing circles isn't easy with my scrollsaw because it won't use spiral blades. Cutting with the straight ones in a circle is not easy. That's why none of my tops are exactly round. Still, the ornaments hang on the tree just fine. At least you can tell it says Lola. :)

I used Yucatan Rosewood for this ornament. I love the grain pattern.