Today I progressed with making a wood map of Scotland. Measuring 22.5 inches by 35.5 inches. The back board is the flag of Scotland, made up of a 1/8 inch veneer panel to glue the boards onto, and then the rough sawn balsam fir boards are cut and fit into place.
This flag could also be a nice symbol for the university in the nearby town of Antigonish, that being St. FX University.
Next is to think about a color treatment of the boards. Once the blue and white colors were applied, its a decision whether or not it sand for a weathered look. In the end, it was left as is.
Now its on to preparing the balsam fir panel for cutting out the map of Scotland.
I had cut the boards from a balsam fir tree earlier in the spring. Then I planed the boards down to about 5/8 inch thickness.
The panel is glued up and ready for cutting.
A couple hours and several broken blades later, I’ve gotten to this point in the project.
Aug 22 2016
Working at it again today for a couple hours.
Aug 26 2016 – All done this project now. You can see completed pictures here.