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Project by hairy posted 02-22-2016 06:53 PM 876 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to find out how a glue up would work for a box. I had some 5/4 poplar that was waiting for a project.

I put it between cone centers to make it round, then drilled it through with my biggest Forstner bit, 2 & 1/2”, then widened the opening to 3” with a carbide flat cutter. This left 3/8” wall thickness.

I used a router in a couple of jigs for the fluting, and a Drill Wizard to drill holes for the finish nail handles.

I left the surface rough, it’s a trash can, I’m not in the military anymore so it’s ok if a trash can is a little funky.

This was hard for me to photograph. My fat fumble fingers messed up the settings on my old Nikon digital camera. I don’t know what the numbers mean or how to make it right. I just use the auto setting and hope for the best. If I used a flash it was too shiny, or no flash and too dark.

I had a lot of fun with this little box, I hope the person I give it to enjoys it.

Poplar. 4” x 6”. Acrylics and rattle can Dead Flat lacquer.

-- stay thirsty my friends...





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Desert_Woodworker

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#1 posted 02-22-2016 07:19 PM

I would enjoy it. Nice post with details to “how you did it”. Before I got into CNC- I did projects similar to what you are showing for me it was rewarding.

-- Desert_Woodworker

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Thewoodman2000

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#2 posted 02-22-2016 07:43 PM

Like the project! Love the photo of how you did the flutes on your lathe. I think that you have the best setup that i have seen for the home shop. I also respect you choice of lathe. I hope someday to have a Beauty like that! Robust sure looks to be a great lathe. Hope to turn on one soon.

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James www.etsy.com/shop/ZionsWoodnCrafts

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hairy

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#3 posted 02-22-2016 07:50 PM

I also respect you choice of lathe. I hope someday to have a Beauty like that! Robust sure looks to be a great lathe.

- Thewoodman2000

Thanks!! Robust is the best, but this one is a Sweet 16, not an American Beauty, and it really is sweet.

-- stay thirsty my friends...

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Roger

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#4 posted 02-22-2016 07:54 PM

That’s very slick Hairy.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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JoeinGa

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#5 posted 02-22-2016 08:30 PM

Pretty cool little can !

I jokingly tell folks that my wife always says she’s only going to need 2 pallbearers for my funeral …
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.Because there’s only TWO HANDLES on a garbage can ! :-)

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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Mainiac Matt

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#6 posted 02-22-2016 09:22 PM

cool project…. how did you index the radial position for the router cuts?

I’m looking to see Oscar the grouch pop out :^)

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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hairy

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#7 posted 02-22-2016 11:07 PM


.. how did you index the radial position for the router cuts?

- Mainiac Matt

My pics have disappeared. Index is built into the lathe, mine is 48 positions. And I can’t repost them.

-- stay thirsty my friends...

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woodbutcherbynight

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#8 posted 02-23-2016 02:53 AM

Nice project, the dollar bill really put it into perspective.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 02-24-2016 03:35 AM

I love it!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Tooch

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#10 posted 02-27-2016 04:30 AM

Taht looks real sweet. I was wondering seeing how you got the grooves in there, thanks for the extra pics

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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