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Thanks so much! I couldn't have done any of this without your fine craftsmanship and great instructions! Merry Christmas!
Soyura, not sure, but I purchased from Home Depot. All of their pine 4x4s were in bad shape but the Fir boards were beautiful. It's the only Fir one they had in 4x4. It's 8' long and you can have them cut it in half to easily fit in your MINI. I have a Fiat 500 Abarth so I know about #SmallCarProblems!
Hi, I'm happy you like them. I used a 4X4 length of Fir. The actual size is of course 3.5" X 3.5". The router work was pretty easy, but I had a hard time getting the table saw measurements to work out. I experimented with some scrap 4x4 first until I got it to work out. The stone finish spray is a nice base finish, but took forever to dry, so leave extra time for that. Good luck!
Here are the finished stones after my wife did her magic with acrylic paints to make them look aged, weathered and work!
Hi Antagonizer, thanks again for the instructions and great pics. Here is a pic of my "stones" before my wife shades and ages them with some Acrylic paints. I'll post another pic when they are completey done!
The Forstner bit I found worked great with a hand drill.
I found the 1-5/8 Forstner bit at Harbor Freight, but I had to buy a set. I believe you can buy the single bit online. BTW, these bits work fine with a hand drill and are more stable then a spade bit. This "stones" were more challenging then I thought to cut out on the table saw, but turned out great in the end. My son will love his Christmas present!!