Posted on October 7, 2016
We made both our groomsmen gifts and our bridesmaids gift ourselves. Here’s quick recap of how we made the bridesmaid gifts:
Robin milled it into 2″ slabs:
Spray painted the surface. This is both to seal the wood a bit for air escaping into the epoxy, as well as for the metallic sheen on the insides of the holes. It’ll be discreet, but in a few of the pockets should add a very nice glow.
And then after this we put on a thick coat of pure polyester resin. We should have hung them to dry instead of letting them dry sitting face up, the end result was a tiny flat spot in the center of each ring dish. Oh well, they still came out excellent considering this is our first time doing a ring dish, inlay with polyester resin, milling firewood lumber, basically all of it!
Here’s the final shots after drying and putting rubber feet on: