When I make personalized items for people I get them to write down the name of the person. You never want to make an object for Debra that should have been Deborah, or Jessy that should be Jessie…
So I broke my own rule about getting the name right and misspelled Amendment.
I got busy and cut a new part for my gun rack
I did want to show how I held this down for carving (picketing).
The clamps are cam clamps from the Myers Woodshop plans. I used two opposing direction cam clamps to keep the work from shifting. I tighten down one slightly, move to the other one and tighten and work back and forth so the work does not get shifted. If I used two clamps that clamp in the same direction the work can shift.
I will sand off the 2nd Amendment tomorrow and start finishing. I have to sand, put a coat of dewaxed shellac and then two coats of wipe on satin Minwax Poly. I used pocket screws to secure the piece with no glue so it will be easy to move out the old one and replace with the new one. I had finished each of the 4 parts separately and only assembled after the finishing was done.