|Project by WhoMe||posted 10-25-2012 04:29 AM||2090 views||2 times favorited||8 comments|
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, the wall gets in the way AAANNNDDD table saws BITE my fingers!!!.. - Mike -