|Project by Dave Hair||posted 09-22-2014 05:49 PM||4487 views||21 times favorited||8 comments|
This simple casserole carrier is used to take food to our dinner club and it is so handy that the other members wanted one also. My wife uses them as auction items for fund raising for her various civic activities. They cost about $10 to make and a couple of hours time.
I make mine on a CNC router, but that is really overkill – except for the precision of hole positioning and depth control and I can make them over and over again very quickly.
Basic dimensions are 15.5 inches by 9 inches by 3.375 inches. The pegs are 0.25 inches diameter and the hole spacing is 0.75 inches. The wood is poplar, as are the pegs – easily available at Lowes or Home Depot.
I did rabbet the two handle pieces and used two 0.25” pegs to strengthen the rabbet. The only manual operations were hand routing the edges with a 0.125 roundover bit, sanding, and drilling the pegs in the bottom piece for the rabbet joint.
There is no finish on the carrier, mainly because hot dishes are put on it.
My pegs are long, but for carrying a pie I would use much shorter pegs to avoid breaking the crust.
As before, .crv and .tap files are available for private use.
The pictures were taken at noon on the equinox. You might be able to calculate my latitude.