|Project by DaleMaley||posted 12-31-2015 10:27 PM||585 views||0 times favorited||0 comments|
Recently, I finally wore out my old Skil saw after 30 years of service. I replaced it with a new Skil Saw.
The new saw did not come with a carrying case, and it would not fit into the old saw’s case. So, I decided to make a wood case (being a woodworker).
The case is 1/2” thick pine, with brass hinges and front hasp from Ace hardware.
The handle or rod is 3/8” birch dowel. The sides are 45 degree joints, glued and air nailed.
I routed a 1/4×1/4” groove in the bottom to accept a Luan 3/16” bottom.
I saw on YouTube and in a woodworking magazine where you can inkjet print on shiny paper (adhesive paper with labels removed, or slick side of freezer paper) and then press the image onto the wood.
I have tried both adhesive paper and freezer paper, and my results are not near as good as on the Youtube videos. I decided to try it again on this project, and I printed an image of the Skil saw.
My inkjet is low on ink, and that could be why my images are not more clear.
But I run my inkjet cartridges until they don’t print at all before I spend the big bucks to replace them. Next time I replace them, I will try this transfer again with new cartridges. I have made several wood boxes for my tools, and I wanted an easy and quick way to label the box so I know what tool is in it.
I uploaded the Sketchup design to the Warehouse.
You can see my trials & tribulations of making this carrying case on my woodworking web site.
-- Dale, Illinois, http://dalemaley.webs.com/