Basket Lid

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Project by CoolDavion posted 12-06-2007 07:36 PM 1478 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My mother-in-law wanted a lid to use as a table topper for a very large basket that she has in her living room.
The top is 3’ in diameter. It was cut from plywood using a router, straight bit and a homemade circle cutter. I applied edge banding and finished with a natural stain and polyurethane.

If I had to do over again, I would build a better circle cutter jig (I used a piece of acrylic and it was not’ that good).

-- Do or do not, there is no try!

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Dominic Vanacora

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#1 posted 12-06-2007 07:43 PM

What a great idea. You’ve done a nice job and the plywood will remain stable.

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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#2 posted 12-07-2007 05:08 AM

LumberJocks are sure a creative bunch. Give a woodworker a problem and I guarantee that he/she will come up with a solution. Nice project.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#3 posted 12-07-2007 01:36 PM

Try a “trammel” jig next time. I’ve recently seen one that used EMT pipe and clamps to make an adjustable trammel for the router. Maybe one of the other “Jocks” here will remember seeing it and be able to direct you there.

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#4 posted 12-07-2007 03:39 PM

I was looking for plans something else online and found a couple better ways to make a trammel.

Oh well live and learn.

My wife wants another project for a gift, so it looks like I will be able to justify buying/making a router table. Hey I got my miter saw when the wive wanted crown molding in our beedroom.

-- Do or do not, there is no try!

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#5 posted 06-08-2008 04:18 PM

Great work!

-- jeanmarc manosque france

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#6 posted 06-08-2008 04:22 PM

i am sure she loves it!!! my father in law has been building custom homes for 30 years…so my woodworking aint too impressive!!! just kidding she is one of my biggest supporters…cool table top…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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