First I make a drawing and then glue it into the board and drill the holes.
You can take it with you if you move and give it to the kids for there children.
Building foot stools
I us a drum sander to sand off the glued on paper pattern.
Cutting all the pieces out.
Before the CNC
My wonderful grand kids
I sand the edges of the teeth with a belt sander.
I built a Sphere turning tool
A gear driven candy dispenser
For the final touch I use my oscillating spindle sander to smooth everything out.
Before I bought my new CNC machine.
After they are glued and screwed together I cut plugs to cover the screw holes.
Segmented turning blanks
It's as easy to make a dozen as it is to make one once the tooling is set up.
Then a few coats of clear polyurethane to finish the project with "No Gaps"
I made a jig for the router to cut the legs at the proper angle.
Following the lines I cut out the gear teeth with a bandsaw
Instead of spray painting numbers on using a stencil, I use custom vinyl lettering like you see on so many cars and trucks. Using this medium I can also put on more than just numbers like; Watch Us Grow, Love Grows Here, Our Growing Family, As Love Grows, Loved Beyond Measure and so on.
Children's Growth Rulers
I made a jig for my router to cut the indentations for the inch and foot marks.