New skis for a special job
Yesterday a very good woodworking friend of mine came around with a heavy Jarrah box which had been brought to him because he has access to a friend with a large laser engraving machine. The box was to house the ashes of a dear departed gentleman. Unfortunately, the widow had given HER date of birth instead of her late husband's. As the box appeared to have cost a lot of money from the funeral home, she was loathe to have to buy another one. My friend's drum sander wasn't big enough to accept this box even with it's plinth removed. Being aware of my propensity for router skis, he wondered if I could be of help. Of course I could, as I've often stated, skis won't be used every day, but when they are they can make a difficult job simple or even complete a job that the woodworker has no other means to perform.
The two pieces of Melamine chipboard were offcuts from the shoe rack that I made not too long ago, there seemed no point in reducing the size and they were complete with the original plastic edging strip which of course I placed at the bottom.
I should have mentioned that for laser engraving, it's imperative that the surface is dead flat and the top perfectly parallel to the bottom.
Nothing but heaven itself is better than a friend who is really a friend. - Plautus
Last edited by harrysin; 11-11-2011 at 07:28 AM.