LumberJocks

How I made the Snack Tote

  • Advertise with us
Blog entry by LafayetteJack posted 1634 days ago 867 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have had some questions about how I made the bowls I posted in the Projects area. I thought a Blog entry would be the best way to respond. This one is for the Snack Tote.

I created my own paper template based on the Wood magazine plan but sized to fit the 10” x 10” piece of wood I had. Each bowl of the snack tote is 4” in diameter and 1-7/8” deep.
Placing the paper template on a 1/2” piece of MDF I used a circle cutter and made an Inside template.
Inside Template

I created another paper template with circles large enough to create 1/2” sides in the bowls. This paper template was placed on a second piece of MDF, and used to cut out the outside shape with a jig saw. I then sanded to the paper template. I then placed the circles that were left over from the Inside Template on the MDF template aligned them with the Inside template and fastened them down.
Outside Template

I placed the Inside template on the block of wood and drew lines for the bowls. Using a 1-1/4” Forstner bit I hogged out most of the wood from the bowl. I fastened the Inside template to the corners of the wood with screws, then used the template and the CMT bowl bit and extension collet to finish off the bowls. I now had a square block of wood with three round holes.

I placed the Outside template on the block of wood, the circles fit into the holes aligning the template. I drew a line around the template, cut just short of the line with a Jig saw then used the template to guide my router around to clean up the outside.

I used a 2” bowl sanding kit from Woodcraft to sand the inside of the bowls and hand sanded the outside. A wooden ball from my “stash of stuff” and a piece of walnut dowel finished it off.

I hope this answers the questions that were raised. If not, give me a shout.

-- LafayetteJack



0 comments so far

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase