|Project by hairy||posted 02-22-2016 06:53 PM||836 views||1 time favorited||10 comments|
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.
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