|Project by stefang||posted 12-17-2009 09:27 PM||2744 views||0 times favorited||36 comments|
I made these breadbaskets for my Daughter-in-Law, Her mom and my youngest son’s finance’. These aren’t the only gifts they are getting from us, so I’m not too worried about whether or not they will like them, but I sure hope they will.
These are made out of pretty good quality pine. No knots and very little sap. Frankly I chose this wood because I can buy it already planed for use. I did have to resaw it and plane the sawn sides to get the 7mm thickness ( a little over 1/4”). The original thickness was 20mm (a little over 3/4”). The board width was 120mm (about 5”) I used 7 ft. of this to make all 3 boxes including the bottoms. All the pieces for each side including the side, the rim and the foot come from one resawn piece. All of the parts are the same thickness.
Each basket consists of 22 pieces. All of these pieces except the bow ties and the center glue line joints on the bottoms have an edge angle of 15 degrees and the sides are cut with compound angles to achieve the 45 degree miter joint and the 15 degree tilt. The bow ties on the rim corners insure that the miter joints on the rims and on the sides stay tight. The bow ties on the thin bottoms keep the center glue joints together. The bottom outside edges are angled as are the grooves they sit in. One major criteria for the baskets was that they should be light weight because they will be passed around a lot at meals. Each weighs about 12 ounces.Below are a bunch detail photos. I finished with 3 coats of spray lacquer and sanded between coats.
the last two photos show my solution for a small shop spray booth. It is actually the dust hood I built for my miter saw. I figured it could catch spray just as well as dust. If I was spraying paint I would line it with paper or plastic sheeting. Thanks for looking. I hope you like it.
-- Mike, an American living in Norway.