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Project by RoundestRock posted 10-14-2010 03:25 AM 3111 views 10 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ever faced with “The hardware store didn’t have one, again!”? Well the local big box didn’t have a double 240v outlet cover. So I shrugged, and went home to whip this out. It’s more bamboo (love this stuff!). Best part it was quick. I think it took half an hour tops. Enjoy!

-- I only WISH I could do this for a living. Problem is I don't want to sell anything I make!





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Woodwrecker

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#1 posted 10-14-2010 03:40 AM

Bet there aren’t too many of those around.
You should sign the back of it!
Nice work.

-- Having fun...Eric

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BillyJ

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#2 posted 10-14-2010 05:03 AM

I like the idea. Looks great.

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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#3 posted 10-14-2010 05:16 AM

Makes me happy to see your handsome improvisation

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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Rick

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#4 posted 10-14-2010 09:31 AM

This is GOOD Thinking!

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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#5 posted 10-14-2010 11:35 AM

Very cool cover. I think all ours in the shop should be like this.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 10-14-2010 02:08 PM

Here’s an idea that has potential! I’ve got to check out bamboo – I hear a lot of people talking about it.

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog: http://littlegoodpieces.wordpress.com

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#7 posted 10-14-2010 02:28 PM

I was SHOCKED to se such a great improvisation! LOL!!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#8 posted 10-15-2010 12:17 AM

I’m Shocked too!! Where’s the UL label??

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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david9951

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#9 posted 10-15-2010 12:19 AM

sorry to ruin this for you guys because it is very cool, but wood is combustible and electricity and combustible materials equals fire equals bad

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RoundestRock

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#10 posted 10-15-2010 01:01 AM

Thanks for the comments everyone. Glad it ‘sparked’ your imaginations!

David, on one hand I appriciate your caution. On the other, you can get wood electric outlet covers at any big box. As long as you have no exposed wires and your connects are tight there is no spark. Besides, in a wood shop there is probably a greater threat from saw dust in the outlet than from the covers.

For the record: please don’t ever do anything you’re uncomfortable with, no matter who says it’s OK. Your safty is your own. And wood is Still Better! =)

-- I only WISH I could do this for a living. Problem is I don't want to sell anything I make!

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#11 posted 10-15-2010 01:08 AM

Wood dust in the air or electrical components is infinitley more dangerous than that cover. It is not an electrical hazard.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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COPPERHEAD

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#12 posted 10-15-2010 03:40 PM

lol ! love it !!!

-- COPPERHEAD

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BigMP

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#13 posted 10-16-2010 09:19 AM

Plastic is combustible too; I would say he is fine using a dense wood like bamboo.

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#14 posted 10-26-2010 07:14 AM

Just glue aluminum foil to the back and your golden.

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#15 posted 10-26-2010 07:19 AM

That looks great :)

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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