Designing a Santa Hat Inlay Kit - Router Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-14-2014, 03:58 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Country: United States
First Name: Not wanted here so I left
Posts: 34
 
Default Designing a Santa Hat Inlay Kit

This is a picture of the wreath I built last year for the Boise Festival of Trees. Not bad for a first attempt at building a wreath, or in other words I thought it turned out pretty cool... Yeah... that's my Daughter, she turned out pretty cool too!!!


For the wreath being built this year I'm using AmbersBear as the main focal point of the wreath hanger. Because it's Christmas I decided to put a Santa Hat on the inlay too. I found this AWESOME piece of burled hard maple that should make a pretty cool hanger.


I needed to design a Santa Hat that will fit on the Bear and look good too! I've been wanting to add accessories to AmbersBear for awhile so I thought why not now?

The only way to see if you like a design is to build a prototype. I built this AmbersBear a year or so ago and just had it hanging around so it became my Rev 1 prototype!


Using the alignment transparency I positioned Santa Hat inlay on the head of the Bear. Then I marked the edges of the transparency so I could align the template on the base material. Once I placed the Layer 1 template on the base material I traced the circular alignment marks, from the template, onto the base material. I use the circles inside the template for alignment because sometimes during the manufacturing process the edges of the template get a little wonky.


Using double side tape I affixed the template to the base material and routed out the Layer 1 void. This where the red part of the Santa Hat is going to be placed.


Using the same Layer 1 template I cut the inlay from a piece of Red Heart I had laying around and then glued it into the void.


After letting the glue cure for a few minutes, I affixed the Layer 2 template to the base material using the circular alignment marks as my guide. Then I routed out the the Layer 2 void.


I decided to use an epoxy with glitter to fill the Layer 2 voids. As soon as the resign dries I'll sand it down and finish the prototype. I don't really like my first attempt at building a Santa Hat so there will be a Rev 2. But isn't that the way it goes with woodworking? Try something if you like it replicate it, if not improve it!

I'm thinking I need to make the brim of the hat a little more curved and a little wider. What do you think? What would you do to make the Santa Hat fit AmberBear's head? Thanks in advance for the help!!!

Have an Ordinary Day...
Kurtis ~|:-)

Last edited by Cherryville Chuck; 11-14-2014 at 08:43 PM.
KomputerMan is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-14-2014, 04:25 PM
Official Greeter
 
old55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Country: Australia
First Name: Ross
Posts: 6,726
 
Default

Nice.

Ross,
Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia


Enjoy the knowledge of others that can be found within.

ĎMembers are requested to add a first name in their profile as we are a very friendly bunch here'.
old55 is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-14-2014, 05:05 PM
Official Greeter
 
jw2170's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Country: Australia
First Name: James
Posts: 18,468
 
Send a message via Skype™ to jw2170
Default

Great job, Kurtis.

James
Sydney, Australia
.

I don't mind if other members disagree with my comments.
I don't profess to know everything, and I may learn something new.

"Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity."




jw2170 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-15-2014, 09:02 AM
Forum Contributor
 
MEBCWD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Country: United States
First Name: Mike
Posts: 3,216
 
Default

Kurtis,

I agree with you that the brim of the hat needs to be a little more curved and a little wider. Good start though!

Mike
Your BRAIN Is The Most Important Power Tool In Your Shop. Turn It On Before You Turn On Any Other Power Tool.
A Disability Is Only A Disability If You Let It Be One
MEBCWD is online now  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-15-2014, 11:06 AM
Contributor of the Month
 
OPG3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Country: United States
First Name: Otis
Posts: 1,985
 
Default

Kurtis,

Those are nice Christmas decorations you have there! Having three (now grown) daughters and 13- grandchildren, I would also like to say that your daughter is a real cutie!

Otis Guillebeau from Auburn, Georgia

OPG3

Tweak everything!
OPG3 is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-17-2014, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Country: United States
First Name: Not wanted here so I left
Posts: 34
 
Default

Sorry about the pictures being removed by the site admin guys. My intent was to show the process I used while building the prototype and the pictures I had embedded in there were being used for that purpose.

Shame too because the Rev 2 prototype is looking pretty good... IMHO of course!

Thanks Otis... I think she is too... but I am biased!

Have an Ordinary Day...
Kurtis ~|:-)
KomputerMan is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Router Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Question About Whiteside Inlay Kit Jerry Bowen Tools and Woodworking 6 06-15-2014 08:27 AM
Inlay bushing kit questions Jray Guide Bushings and Templates 6 05-17-2009 03:11 PM
Bushing set vs. inlay kit ? mharwell01 Guide Bushings and Templates 7 02-02-2008 04:44 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome