Name Plate For Graduates
Each year I have two residents graduate and go on to be psychologists. I always try to make a gift for them each year and this year I made name plates. It is made from Maple that was milled from a tree cut from a previous resident's yard and from Walnut that I milled from firewood. This represents the last step before they are called "Dr." so its a big deal and I couldn't have been more proud of them.
This was a tree cut from a previous residents yard that I milled and dried over the course of the last year. Hopefully knowing it came from a resident will help them be reminded of their time here.
Some continued milling and deciding on which pieces looked best.
I put this pic here simply because I thought that piece was so gorgeous.
Basic dimensioning and layout, and I routed a 1/8th inch deep rectangle to put the name plate in. and routed a groove in the sides and bottom pieces to mount the main Maple piece to.
Gotta take the names out... who knows what weirdos are on this site ;)
Got a sneak peak of what it would basically look like, plus I was trying to decide between a square look and a soft/rounder look. I ended up going round, but regretted it.
Layout of the shape I decided on.
Glue up was pretty simple.
The difference between the stains.
Finished product! They came out nice, but I think if I were to do it again, I would keep a more square look to it.
Thanks for viewing it!