designed by Bob Valle
These simple but elegant floral designs are lovely reminders that spring really will arrive, even if you’re currently digging yourself out from a 12" snowfall! Display the pieces as a grouping of four hanging on your wall, or consider using them as overlays on larger boxes or shelves. Back them with thicker pieces of complementary-colored wood and use them as trivets. The versatile designs lend themselves to many display options, so send along photos of your finished pieces, and share your creative ideas with readers!
Photocopy the patterns, saving the originals for future reference. Sand the work pieces and remove all dust. Apply a layer of blue painter’s tape to the top of the wood before attaching the patterns to the taped surfaces using temporary-bond spray adhesive. Drill all blade entry holes. Make all interior cuts, starting at the center of the design and working out toward the edges. Cut the perimeter last. If desired, sand up to the straight perimeter lines using a disc sander. Remove the tape and patterns, and lightly sand the surfaces. Apply one or two coats of spray lacquer or your finish of choice, and let dry.
For questions concerning this project, contact Bob Valle at firstname.lastname@example.org.