|Project by Wally_nd||posted 12-24-2008 12:42 AM||1667 views||5 times favorited||2 comments|
Here are some items I built last week to give as Christmas gifts. The end grain cutting boards and the small box are made of maple and purple heart, the wine bottle holders are oak and purple heart, and the 45 baseball display rack is oak. Nothing complicated but the family should like them. I did however learn a few things while building the small box. Any small defect, nick or mistake looks bigger and more noticeable on a small project. I didn’t sand the inside surfaces before the glue up (very tough to do after). I should have used a straight tooth instead of an angled tooth blade when I cut the slots for the corner splines.
Also, I made a jig for routing out the places for the baseballs to sit on the rack. I simply cut a circle in a piece of plywood with a jig saw and screwed it to a couple of scraps to act as guides to keep the jig centered. The circle in the jig looked round but obviously wasn’t because routed out areas didn’t look very good. Any suggestions for next time?
-- Jeremy, North Dakota