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Project by WhoMe posted 10-25-2012 04:29 AM 1537 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first project I am posting here at LJ. I made this a while ago but am finally getting around to posting this. My Wife is a preschool teacher so I get occasional requests to make or repair something for the classrooms. Well, when came home one day she requested a holder for the scissors used in the classroom. I asked how may pairs and what size were they. She proceeded to dump a small container of scissors onto the table and said to make something “small and easily movable to store in a cabinet. BUT, make it easy for the kids to put them away too. OH, and don’t over do it.”
Sorry there are no in progress shots.

SO, I put on my thinking cap and came up with this. It is laminated clear pine from home depot and 1/4” hardboard/Masonite. I did each pine/Masonite pair individually and then ran them over the table saw with a dado stack to cut the grooves in the Masonite.
Then I glued all the layers together such that when I did my final shaping, everything would be at an angle.
It is finished in water based clear polyurethane.
The biggest challenge was cutting the clean up angles on the table saw.
It was fun.

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies and the wall gets in the way.. - Mike -





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 10-25-2012 10:28 AM

Nice job and it came out perfect. That should serve her well for yrs to come. I’m betting the other teachers will want one too real soon after seeing it.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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redsox9

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#2 posted 10-25-2012 12:33 PM

I’m not sure that the preschoolers will appreciate the artistry of this piece but, as the previous poster stated, the other school teachers will. Thanks for sharing!

-- Jeff, North Andover, MA

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 10-25-2012 12:51 PM

Very clever. I thought it must be related to a school where the kids use lot of scissors.

................Jim

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

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#4 posted 10-25-2012 07:31 PM

if you had overdone it … you wuold have mortissed
every hole insted after laminating ….. right …. :-))))

thanks for sharing …. using masonite was a cheap clever idea

Dennis

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WhoMe

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#5 posted 10-25-2012 07:41 PM

Thanks for the comments all.
Dennnis, Oh.. yea.. you’re right…..

Yea, the first comment from the wife was that it was too nice for the classroom. But I look at it as a way to improve my WW skills too. Not to mention it was fun building.

-- I'm not clumsy.. It's just the floor hates me, the tables and chairs are bullies and the wall gets in the way.. - Mike -

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Dennisgrosen

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#6 posted 10-25-2012 08:53 PM

you can tell her
it wuold be hard to make it simpler
and handhewed with axe and adze is not an option …. :-)

Dennis

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#7 posted 10-25-2012 09:23 PM

Very nice. Well done also.

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#8 posted 10-26-2012 01:57 AM

I have seen a scissor caddy at one point when I was looking for project ideas for classrooms. I like yours much better then the ones available. I too think the masonite lamination was a great inexpensive alternative.
Thanks for posting, hope to see some more of your projects.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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