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Project by WoodsmanWoodworker posted 10-28-2010 04:34 PM 1816 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

.50 cents for a plastic one at any dollar or school supplies store, but where is the fun in that. I used a 1 foot piece of a 1×2 to make this. Cut it in half to make 2 6 inch peices then cut 1 6 in in half longways, making 1 6 inch peice still 1×2 and the other 2 peices 1×1 that are 6 inches long. File them into a circle, then file the tops so they fit together, then use your remaining 1×2 to make the “c” shaped piece in the middle. After i put nails in the bottoms and then shapened the hammered end, all that was left was a screw to lock it. I should have shown steps but i got on a role and kept going. It has some flaws, but it works.

-- We must protect the forests for those who can't speak, for the trees and animals. ~THE WOODSMAN~

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#1 posted 10-28-2010 05:03 PM

And best of all … It’s not plastic! It is fun to make your own, isn’t it. good work

Paul M

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#2 posted 10-28-2010 06:24 PM

homemade tools is the best when using them :-)
may I surgest a little thin metalplate between the lockingscrew and the wood
so it donĀ“t wear it down before time :-)

take care

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#3 posted 10-28-2010 07:35 PM

You are impressive.
Each project you seem to grow, in short time you will be woodsmanwoodmaster!
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#4 posted 10-28-2010 08:05 PM

thank you

-- We must protect the forests for those who can't speak, for the trees and animals. ~THE WOODSMAN~

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#5 posted 02-12-2011 09:08 PM

Nice! I was thinking of how to make one of these the other day. Thanks for the ideas!

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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