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Spool Safe #2

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Project by johnstoneb posted 06-19-2018 05:13 PM 1240 views 9 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After the first spool safe went to a friend. I decide I needed one for my rod building thread. The spools are a little longer and a 1/4” larger in diameter. I had to get a larger core box bit. You notice how these projects always require a new tool. The rotor had to be a little bigger in diameter and only 10 staves and a 1/2” longer for a total capacity of 60 spools.

It’s made from Eastern Red Cedar and finished with clear shellac. It frees up a drawer in my hobby bench and makes it a lot easier to see what I have available in colors.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID





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ralbuck

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#1 posted 06-19-2018 05:19 PM

Looks great.
Many women would love one of those for their sewing!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 06-19-2018 05:21 PM

It looks like you need a custom fly tying bench to go with your excellent spool safe. At least I think those bobbin and such in the background are for tying flies. A new custom bench might also require a new tool or two to build and operate.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#3 posted 06-19-2018 06:03 PM

Now that is slick!!

-- Bill - Rochester MI

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#4 posted 06-19-2018 06:38 PM

Purity sharp! A field version in the plans?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#5 posted 06-19-2018 08:11 PM

Great organizational project.!!

Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 06-19-2018 08:27 PM

Absolutely one of the best uses of Eastern Red Cedar I have ever seen, really nice work.

Thanks for posting, the few build pics make it pretty clear on “how to” well done on the pic’s too.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#7 posted 06-19-2018 08:30 PM

Ohhh, forgot to ask.

What size core box bit did you use there, and what was your source.

And about how many passes did you make the cuts in?

Ok the more I look at it the more confused I get. What holds the lower spools in place?

Thanks

-- Think safe, be safe

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#8 posted 06-20-2018 01:33 AM

1 1/4, MLCS I did 5 or 6 passes the last pass was real light to clean up and widen just slightly. There is a piece of acrylic bent around in a groove.

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#9 posted 06-20-2018 02:18 AM

Nice work, very creative. Hope my Mother doesn’t see this. I can see a request for some that hold 1,000 at a time.

LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#10 posted 06-20-2018 02:36 AM

Great looking safe, Bruce! The acrylic is perfect for holding without adding visual mass. How did you bend it and is it extruded or cast? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#11 posted 06-20-2018 03:02 AM

Candy
I used a heat blanket and wrapped around a mold According to internet acrylic will bend at around 325 F. It seems to

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#12 posted 06-20-2018 05:15 AM



1 1/4, MLCS I did 5 or 6 passes the last pass was real light to clean up and widen just slightly. There is a piece of acrylic bent around in a groove.

- johnstoneb

Ok got it, finish pic has a glossy look around it. I figured for 3/4 radius, which runs out at 1 1/2” wide at the top. Smart number of passes, that is a chunk-a-wood coming out of cedar, which can blow up as quick as any wood.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#13 posted 06-20-2018 10:45 AM

Aha! I was wondering how you cut those segments! I run an embroidery business and have about 1,000 different colors of thread.

It would be cool to resize this a bit and make each one hold a row from the thread chart… Hmmmm… Got me thinking real hard this morning!!!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl, http://www.artcentergraphics.com

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#14 posted 06-20-2018 12:21 PM

Nice.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#15 posted 06-20-2018 03:16 PM

This is a very nice project and you have done a fine job on it.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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