Apartment Projects #8: Ship It!!

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Blog entry by littlecope posted 01-18-2010 01:34 AM 1200 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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If you recall from yesterday, I left off with this simple trestle/skid type of thing in placeIn Place 2
Before I knocked off for the day last night, I took a minute to mark the location of where the Pins will be. I took a poor picture, just to demonstrate, but I think you’ll get the idea. I clamped the thing up and set the Brad point bit that I’ll be using where I want the holes… and gave it a good tap with a small hammerMarking for Pins
Today, it was a simple matter to drill the holesDrilling holes for Pins
Then I marked and cut some rounded ends on the tenons with the Scroll SawShortening and rounding-over tenons
Marked and cut some PinsMarking Pin Length
And there you have it, a flat top for a rounded Trunk…In place
You’ll notice I sized this to rest against the inside of two of the ribs on the top of the Trunk, so it doesn’t slide anywhere…
And one final pic of the original purpose for this projectStacked Trunks
Not much of a project, huh? But it’s a thorn removed from my side…
I can’t help but think I’m not the first one to make one of these. On board the old Steamers, it seems like somebody must have knocked together a similar contraption or two… :)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#1 posted 01-18-2010 01:37 AM

Simple but cool design well done.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 01-18-2010 03:20 AM

Interesting project.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#3 posted 01-18-2010 03:34 AM

Practical, functional and COOL!

Nice job, Mike!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 01-18-2010 04:07 AM

Thanks, Guys! Really, I appreciate it…
My next assignment, should I decide to accept it, is yet another Cribbage Board. Mine disappeared at Christmas time…

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#5 posted 01-18-2010 11:43 AM

Nice and unusual project Mike. I’m sure you are correct in assuming that something like this, but surely not as nice, were used to stack rounded top chests lower in the hold. Thanks for the great blog.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#6 posted 01-18-2010 11:49 AM

Cood way for saving space..

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#7 posted 01-18-2010 07:46 PM

Pretty good… They look extremly big. Pretty convient for getting in the top trunk also.

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#8 posted 01-18-2010 07:53 PM

Mike it works so you on to a winner good job done well mate

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#9 posted 01-18-2010 08:27 PM

Great job, Thanks for taking us through it.

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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