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Wedding Gift

I wanted to make a wedding gift instead of buying one. The lucky couple are horse people, so why not a horseshoe. It is made from one board of oak wood with a walnut accent piece. While routing the names, it became apparent that but jointing the two pieces together was not sufficient to hold together, so I added the heart to the front which was a perfect place to include the wedding date. For added strength, I carved out a heart shape on the backside along the joint and glued in a piece of walnut for contrasting color. I routed over the edges and finished it with a clear spray coat. If I was to make this again, I would use a different joint for better strength, probably a lap joint. Another option would be to use dowels for strength. I used braided twine to hang it for display, but it could easily have the bottom sanded flat for display on a shelf.

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RYOBI NATION
RYOBI NATION

What a personal and beautiful gift! Your friends must have really love this. The wood you chose is really beautiful- great job on the finish. Thanks for sharing your work, and congrats to Billy and Jerrika!

John Card
John Card

Thank You so much. They were extremely happy with their gift.

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Difficulty: Easy
Category: Crafts & Decor

Materials Used:

  • One board of oak wood & a small piece of walnut wood.


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