|Project by Fraser Gandy||posted 03-01-2012 09:50 PM||1799 views||3 times favorited||7 comments|
So i made this in about 10 hours, 2 hours each thursday (and a wednesday) after my own shop class, hanging around with other carpentry class doing my own thing. Luckily i had a template from Lee Valley for the top, but it still took about 2-3hours to do, first punching each hole with an awl, then drilling each hole on the drill press taking care to not overheat the bit. Glad i was able to get my hands on a saw horse to sit on..
The recess for the deck of cards was routed out using a template i made for a 1/8” guide bushing on a plunge router, its 3/4” deep so i did it in 3 passes. The peg hole was just drilled using a 2” forstner bit, and the magnet holes with a 1/2” forstner bit.
The top just clicks on with the magnets and gives enough strength to hold the top on upside down. If you give a decent enough shake however the top will fall off, but its a good piece of work, so I’ll just take care not to throw it around.
All surfaces finished with 2 coats boiled linseed oil. Top is made of Poplar, base is Walnut.
-- Drummer Gandy