|Project by robscastle||posted 02-17-2017 08:16 AM||370 views||0 times favorited||10 comments|
I have been repairing a few potato crates this month.
I am pleased to report very little of the broken pallet boards actually made it into the dumpster.
Thats got to be good for the enviroment if nothing else.
The broken discards attracted the attention of the Smiths workers for the following repurposes,
1. Building butcher blocks
2. building chicken coops
3. Making signs
4. Making bird Feeders
5. For the slow combustion stove.
1a. Good luck making a servicable butcher block from them,... no chance of any shrinkage there.
But they have got to be a tough act to turn into a item like that.
2a. The chicken coops, just predrill and then screw and you are away.
3a. Signs. Guess who made a sign for the staff
4a. Read this article.
5a. Otherwise stand around any enjoy the radient heat guarenteed not to burn out overnight!
The Bird Feeder
The bird feeder was the customers design requirements, so if there is something odd noticed I may no know the answer and dont ask me, .... I was just following instructions comes to mind.
However conceided defeat on the nane and changed it from House to Feeder
Basic woordworking skills here, de-nailing, mag testing, and then thicknessing followed by the individual part preparation to produce the final result.
Customer wanted to apply the final finish.
The Potato Supply Sign This definately a SIGN!!
Thicknessed and sanded, then routed using my “old” Milescraft Lettering Jig”... you wouldnt even buy one of these this day and age.
Final sanding was to 1200 grit (mainly because the timber would refelect the effort) then using silver leaf for the letters all was complete.
-- Regards Robert