Walnut and Brass Slab Plaque

I had an offcut from milling a walnut log a couple years ago that I thought would make a nice plaque for my wife’s first mother’s day as the mother of a human.  She also like brass and loves the combination of brass and walnut so using some brass rods, I attempted to write out the year, our son’s name, and our dog’s name.  This was a fun project but I wish it was easier to coax an infant into making a hand print.  I had to wipe away the paint a few times and retry.  That left some smeared paint on the surface but that serves as a memory of the fun I had playing in paint with my son.

walnut-and-brass-plaque

The walnut offcut came from this video:

Milling Walnut Logs with a Chainsaw Mill
More info about working with epoxy:

Filling Voids, Cracks, and Defects in Wood with Epoxy - Ask Matt #19
Filling Voids, Cracks, and Defects in Wood with Epoxy – Ask Matt #19

A similar project:

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Live Face Bench

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3 Responses

  1. Matt – the Walnut Slab & Brass Pancake project and video were awesome. It looks beautiful, your work is truly inspiring. take care.

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