Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Prattville, Alabama, USA
My first commission.
I have been asked to build a blanket/cedar chest for a friend of mine by his wife. He will be retiring from the USAF in Dec. and she wants me to build it and attach the rank/stripes on the front and the USAF wings on top. I feel honored to receive the request and being a retired USAF Vet. makes it double honorable.
She has requested cedar, and I have made quite a few of those so that is not a problem, but the rank insignia and wings will be challenge. I do have a nephew-in-law, that has a cnc router set up for his business of making piano and organ keyboards, I am hoping that he can replicate the items I need to attach to the finished piece. I am thinking that I will use cherry for the insets and hopefully it will enhance the look next to the cedar.
Any other suggestions of an alternate wood to use? I have walnut and maple, but their bedroom furniture is dark, so wanting to come close to a match for that but yet I want the insets to standout some.
My father was my inspiration for woodworking, wish he was still around for more advice. Luv ya Dad.
Last edited by yank; 08-26-2013 at 08:45 PM.