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Project by Grumpy posted 952 days ago 2266 views 6 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yes I am at it again with scrap pieces I need to get rid of.
These are segmented screw top boxes. The scrap wood is flooring offcuts, masonite, pine & anything else I can use.
The screw tops are off milk containers. I got this idea from a wood turner at the Oyster Bay Woodshed. Thanks mate.
The finish is wipe on poly.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python





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DaveGlx

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#1 posted 952 days ago

Great idea. Simple way to achieve screw top boxes.

-- Dave -

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MasterSergeant

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#2 posted 952 days ago

Clever, I will borrow this great idea. Trouble is, I’m just starting out and I do not have any scraps yet but I am sure that will change soon enough.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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Karson

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#3 posted 952 days ago

Tony: A great looking project.

You need to blog the making of these.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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drbyte

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#4 posted 952 days ago

Great idea! What do you use to attach the plastic threaded portion to the wood? Got to try this one. Do you bore the bottles before turning or do you hollow them on the lathe? Do you use a chuck? I agree with Karson above, we need more pix and a blog!! I can see pop bottle tops working well also.

-- Dennis, WV

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Kent Shepherd

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#5 posted 952 days ago

Cool idea—-They look great!

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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Ampeater

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#6 posted 952 days ago

Wonderful idea. It looks like they would make great salt and pepper shakers.

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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Grumpy

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#7 posted 951 days ago

Thanks for looking Jocks.
Karson & Dennis, good idea, I will do a blog. There is a fair amount of fiddly work in them.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Grumpy

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#8 posted 951 days ago

Ampeater, yes, the original ones I saw were pepper & salt shakers.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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peteg

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#9 posted 951 days ago

you old “recycler” you, nice job Grumpy, you get a colourful piece with using the scraps :))

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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Jim Jakosh

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#10 posted 951 days ago

Very nice use of scraps. using the plastic screws like that you can make a lot of things and clean out your scrap bins by the end of the year!!
Thanks for sharing. I’ll bet it give other LJ’s lots of ideas!!!

They could be used to make attractive pill bottles for us old folks!!

I made a big tube one time using 2” PVC pipe threads and the wood was bit green and moved and now I can’t get the tops off!! Use dry wood!

Merry Christmas, Tony….........................Jim

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

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wiser1934

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#11 posted 951 days ago

very nice work. depending on size you could also use threaded pvc fittongs, and turn off the theeaded part to use.

-- wiser1934, new york

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#12 posted 951 days ago

Really nice, Tony.

Excellent job.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Grumpy

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#13 posted 950 days ago

Merry Christmas to you as well Jim & all the Jocks. Thanks for looking.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Grumpy

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#14 posted 950 days ago

Good idea with the threaded pvc Wiser.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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Tim Dahn

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#15 posted 934 days ago

Tony, looks like you have been standing in front of the lathe quite a bit. I have enough scrap to make a few of these, may have to give it a go.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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