|Project by JJohnston||posted 10-22-2011 10:25 PM||1466 views||3 times favorited||1 comment|
This is my entry into the “scrap it out” contest. It’s a rack to hold bills or other mail with 5 stepped slots so I can see the due dates, which I have a habit of writing on the outside of the envelope so I won’t forget (hence the “balanced budget”). It’s a block of hickory made from a 3×3/4” glueup, trimmed to about 2” square. I drew a side view in Autocad and stuck it to the side of the block with spray adhesive (pic 2), then used a tenoning jig to cut the kerfs (pic 3). Next I cut the top off at a 60 degree angle with a miter saw and drilled the bottom slightly with a Forstner bit to make sure it wouldn’t wobble (pic 5). The depth increment in the slots matches the 60 degree slope. Finish is spray lacquer. Total shop time not including drying was about 3 hours.
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