|Project by sharad||posted 10-10-2008 12:40 PM||2134 views||0 times favorited||17 comments|
When my father-in-law’s house, more than 100 years old was demolished for reconstruction I ransacked some old articles which were valuable to me but trash for others. Among them I found a wooden two pin electric plug which I was amazed to see how it was done. This was obviously before the moulded plastic plugs captured the market. My guess is that it must have been made in England. Just a month back I saw it in my preserved articles and thought why not try to make one. This small project is the outcome of that thought. The plugs were made entirely by hand tools and from pieces of wood left from other work. The pins were from broken plastic plugs and the screws were also recovered from scrap. Thus the plug has cost me nothing except my labour and I am happy about it. The main tools were the points files and the Magic Saw from Korea which I had purchased during my trip to Kualalumpur last April. It is a very versatile tool and you can log in to www.magicsaw.com for details. You can see a very good video clip ‘Multi-purpose Magic Saw’ from Metacafe.com
The finishing was done with polyurethan/Walnut/ oak yellow. I am not sure if Liseed oil finish would have been better. Please advise. Although the closeup pictures look a little rough actually the plugs look very fine and smooth. Please make critical comments for further improvement.
-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein