More OSB shenanigans

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Project by Duplenty posted 03-22-2009 07:04 PM 2703 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a compilation of the rest of the things I’ve made from OSB.

Pic 1-3

This is a DVD-display for climbing movies for the shop associated with a climbing gym with which I am associated (sorry for that syntax). I made it with some of the leftovers from the banner holder. It can take 30 movies and has a plexiglass front to keep chalked up climbers’ hands from dirtying the covers. The supporting structure on the back is mightily mitered and tapered sharply at the top for visual niceness.

Pic 4 and 5

Advertisement banner holder thing for the gym. This is the job that left me with all the OSB that I am using now. It’s nothing special. A background of OSB, a pine frame to give room for banners and a plexiglass cover hinged at the bottom and bolted to the top. The only interesting thing about it is that I had to work suspended in a climbing rope 30 feet from the floor and do it all at night so as not to risk dropping something onto a paying customer. I’m a climbing instructor and a night owl, so I didn’t mind. But it was hard work. And the prospect of dropping a sheet of glass and have it fly across the room, lopping off heads as it went, was incentive enough.

Pic 6

This is a practice cube that I made to try out the mitering of OSB to see if it was possible to make my nightstand the way I wanted to make it. All corners are mitered. Pictured is the best looking corner, some of the others are filled with a mix of sawdust and glue. So the cube isn’t perfect, but the point was to learn from it, and learn from it I did. Later I used it to improve my varnishing technique. It does not have an opening, so its contents is forever entombed… at least until someone decides to break it, at which point will be found my name and the date it was made written on one of the walls, as well as some skin cells from which can be extracted some DNA so they can clone me.

Now I wont bother you any more with these OSB shenanigans. Next project will be made from real oak.

-- Carpent! And thou shalt be saved....

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#1 posted 03-22-2009 07:39 PM

Some great and unique projects. Nice job

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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#2 posted 03-22-2009 09:16 PM


-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#3 posted 04-09-2009 09:17 PM

Your boxes have nice sharp corners that I didn’t think would be possible with OSB. Did you use and special techniques?

The problem I have had with OSB is getting a good finish because of the surface voids. Even when well sanded and painted, the voids are still visible. It might look interesting to use a filler with a contrasting color, sand it smooth and polyurethane it.

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