|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 05-28-2010 05:03 PM||1464 views||8 times favorited||15 comments|
This is a telephone I made some years ago when I only had a Craftsman radial arm saw , a jig saw and a Craftsman 1hp 1/4” router. One friend gave me the detailed drawings of the wood parts for these old phones and another friend gave me 1 old metal dial extension phone from a school that was demolished. I gave them each a wood phone and completed this one with the dial from the old metal phone. It was all black and under that old finish I found that it was a solid brass dialer with white porcelain with black inlaid numbers in a stainless back ring. I modified the phone plan to make mine a dial phone. The mouthpiece ,the dialer and the ear piece worked with the modern dial phone so I installed the guts from a Bell phone and it works on our phone system.
The wood parts are red oak and I finger joined the box using the RAS tipped at 90 degrees and cutting all the boards in ones stack. I had to make a big dial for my RAS graduated in 1/64’s so I could accurately index it up for each cut.
The finish is Zar 120 stain with polyurethane on top.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!