|Project by Cliff||posted 07-13-2016 06:37 AM||859 views||0 times favorited||14 comments|
Being Cheap, I can’t bear to part with any scrap wood…...I just about have to Arm Wrestle myself to chuck anything in the garbage bin. Result is there is a huge amount of scrap wood mounting up. So…....I went through the really basic scrap in my “Bits & Pieces” Bins and decided to attempt a Lidded Box. I call it Hotch Potch as there is no real design or pattern to it, just two different types and colours of wood.
The slightly checkered effect was achieved by flipping the strips around to get a slightly checkered effect.
I then cut the “Checks” into circles on the scroll saw and stacked and glued with Tite Bond 3
Then Mounted on the Lathe and Spindle Turned.
DISASTER!!!!!!! One Catch and the Main Body of the Box blew apart. It was a really clean jagged break and was able to be glued back together.
The Glue set overnight and next day the Box was completed. It was a fun project and for me it was a skill building exercise and makes me want to make more Lidded Boxes.
I hope I haven’t been too Long Winded with my story. Thank you to all Lumber Jocks for all the great Tips & Tricks I pick up from looking at all the fantastic projects displayed on this L J Site.
Kind regards and Happy and Safe Wood Working.
-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.