sander box

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Project by jjempson posted 07-21-2012 10:02 PM 5527 views 7 times favorited 38 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this little project started a few weeks ago….
i am the proud owner of a little HITACHI SV12SG 240V palm sander….if you want a review….its great…done..
using a home made fingerjoint jig and a little dewalt lamiate trimmer made a snug little box to use for my sander…..the corners are fingered together at a size of 10mm…the base is rebated in to place just like the top….the handle is laminated then a full length sliding dovetail will ensure even if the glue fails…the joint wont…
i recycled a old tool box catch and fixed into place…but the box did not look right….cue the wire brush…lots of elbow greece…...a health dollop of dark rich polish…..erm….and one more little touch…erm…..oh yes….blow torch….it went up a treat….with a firm brush and a few more burnings i was happy with the distressed look…will post some updated pictures of inside and when its not on fire

-- jjempson

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#1 posted 07-21-2012 10:44 PM

Here, I was thinking the sander caught fire inside the box. Nice idea for finishing touches

-- Norman

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#2 posted 07-21-2012 10:48 PM

i can happily say the sander was not in the box at time of cooking and i can aslo say its a tough little bugger…..many cabinets and stair cases and till going strong..

-- jjempson

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#3 posted 07-21-2012 11:36 PM

Ok, first time I have ever seen this finishing technique! Glad it worked out for you, but I think I will pass!

-- Aim high. Ride easy. Trust God. Neale Donald Walsch

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#4 posted 07-21-2012 11:46 PM

Cool finishing technique, I learn something new everyday! Nice box too.

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#5 posted 07-22-2012 12:37 AM

I assume you put the fire out before the box “finished” into ashes. Nice touch though, just keep the extinguisher close at hand when using this method. Looking forward to the final pictures.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#6 posted 07-22-2012 12:55 AM

Most my stuff looks like that and I don’t have set fire to it!

-- Jerry

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#7 posted 07-22-2012 01:15 AM

Is that called “heat treating”?

Cool….er, Hot!

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

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#8 posted 07-22-2012 01:41 AM

“i am the proud owner of a little HITACHI SV12SG 240V palm sander….if you want a review….its great…done..”

This literally made me laugh out loud, very loud… haha

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#9 posted 07-22-2012 03:24 AM

Hmm, toasted sander.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#10 posted 07-22-2012 05:05 AM

You did not say what type of wood the box was made from. it looks like it could be ash…....whatdoyareckon?

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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#11 posted 07-22-2012 07:38 AM

I have to try that.
Nice box.

-- If you want it and it's within reason... It's on it's way!

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#12 posted 07-22-2012 10:04 AM

I believe you have our undivided attention here. On fire? What a great finishing technique for something other than furniture.
Call me prophetic, call me visionary but I see this making it into the Hot Projects list quite soon.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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#13 posted 07-22-2012 10:05 AM

Crazzy but excelent!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 07-22-2012 11:22 AM

Very kool pic o them flames

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#15 posted 07-22-2012 12:28 PM

very unconventional finishing idea and a very nice result. Looks great.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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