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Project by DIYaholic posted 779 days ago 4165 views 4 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been a “LumberJock” for 522 days now. Occasionally I get a little grief for NOT posting any projects. There is a good reason for this social faux pas (read: poor excuse), nothing I completed has been worthy. I have finally completed something in my shop that consitutes a “Finished Project”, so here it is. Now I don’t feel this is truely worthy, but I needed to post something!

This is a sled/jig for my cheap@$$ B&D bandsaw (a $10.00 purchase). It is a single purpose, one time use jig. It is designed to slice corks (from wine bottles) into little 1/4” disks. I used all scrap materials, why waste quality materials on a single use jig. I used 3/4” pvc electric conduit, (cut in half) to hold the corks, then screwed that to the “sled/fence” that was then attached to the miter gauge. There is even a stop block to get accurate repeatability. This really is a simple jig from a simpleton!!!

”Safety Alert!! Although one must consume wine to use the corks, you should sober up before operating the BS with this jig!!!

Now, no one can give me anymore grief for not having posted a project.

Thanks for looking, sorry I wasted your time!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?





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MitchMan

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#1 posted 779 days ago

What are you doing with the sliced corks? Ive been saving corks thinking I could do something with them at some point.

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DIYaholic

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#2 posted 779 days ago

MitchMan,
You are a very fortunate person. You get to say that YOU were the first person to see MY first project. When I’m rich & famous, I promise not to forget you!!! Lol.

The cork disks will be used by a friend of mine to make mini bistro tables for doll houses. JK. Seriously though, my friend will use the disks for a bistro table top. He will cover the current table top with the disks, then encase them in an epoxy resin.

I can also see these disks being used for feet for cutting boards & trays.

Thanks for taking the time to look!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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eddie

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#3 posted 779 days ago

Randy thats a great jig, this could be used to cut dowel to length too.great job .wish i wold have saved my corks now but then i will re stock .thanks

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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Dave

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#4 posted 779 days ago

Nice Randy and a fine project post it is. You aught to be able to slice as many corks as your buddy needs. You the man. You better patten it before Stumpy sees it.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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DIYaholic

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#5 posted 779 days ago

Eddie,
Thanks for stopping by & looking in.

I suppose (with a slight modification) it could be used for cutting dowels to length. I wood have made this more “multi-purpose”, except that I was in a hurry to finish it.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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DIYaholic

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#6 posted 779 days ago

Super,
I’m not sure how many disks my friend needs. He’s making/covering a 3’ diameter table top with the cork disks. I think his math may be off, he has been drinking a lot of wine recently and has enough corks for at least ten tables. Unless of course he wants to do a whole restaurants worth of tables!!!

Stumpy is free to improve upon this all he wants to. It’s hard to improve upon perfection though!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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JL7

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#7 posted 779 days ago

Congratulations on the first project posting – truly a gala event! And good to post the safety advice, you just never know…...

I really like the idea of little cork feet for the cutting boards…....now just need to find a wine drinker to justify the jig…..

And spending some time in the basement on the hot day…..ain’t so bad!

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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patron

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#8 posted 779 days ago

522 days ago
i said to myself

times are changing
get ready

i’m glad you didn’t rush into this
it has been worth waiting for

and as eddie said
it will lead to other works

congratulations !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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boxcarmarty

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#9 posted 779 days ago

I’m speechless, Randy actually made something. Now give me a minute to figure out what it is…..

Just kidding, Now let’s see you build a bistro set to enjoy that next bottle from…..

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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DIYaholic

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#10 posted 779 days ago

Hey Guys,
Thanks for the comments & riddicule!!! It makes me feel at home.

I was a little concerned a while ago, a thunderstorm blew through. I was afraid of being struck by lightning. I guess lightning only strikes me when I appear in church!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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DamnYankee

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#11 posted 779 days ago

522 days and this is all you have to show for it! You DO move SLOW!

Just kidding…nice jig.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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DIYaholic

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#12 posted 779 days ago

DY,
Thanks for looking. Now get back to work.

You HAVE to protect US from all enemies, both foreign & domestic!!! I wood be to slow at it!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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Monte Pittman

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#13 posted 779 days ago

A finished product doesn’t always have to be a masterpiece to anyone but you. I may post a few silly things but I feel I learn from the commentary I get. Helps me be a better woodworker I think. Don’t be afraid to show us what you’ve got.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Kindlingmaker

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#14 posted 779 days ago

DIYaholic, I like your idea of cutting cork slices, it’s a lot better than the way I had to do it! ; )
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/15908
Good to see your first project!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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DIYaholic

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#15 posted 779 days ago

Monte,
Thanks for the encouraging & motivating words. I’m not neccesarily afraid to post a project, it’s just that they are minor, totally utilitarian and not worth wasting anyones time. I also suffer from severe “Procrastination Syndrome” (I’m self diagnosed), and have not started, let alone completed anything worthy. Lol.

When I do a real project, rest assured I’ll post it, regardless if it’s a masterpiece or a piece of %#!@. I agree with you regarding the interaction and exchange of creative criticism.

Thanks for your time & thoughts.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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