|Project by 72hw||posted 01-15-2013 08:10 PM||1260 views||7 times favorited||6 comments|
So working with small parts is just a bit more…. delicate, eh?
After making the spiffy box to house all my ‘scrap’ wood I began to wonder why it was in the box at all. What could be done with all these small cut-offs and weird little left overs?
Now this particular card holder is no where near as refined as either of theirs, but it taught me a lot about accuracy and how important said accuracy is for smaller parts. A gap of .001 is nothing when building a large planter box or utilitarian scrap box, but when making something you might want someone to have on a desk, it’s huge!
Anyhow, I am pleased with my experiment and plan to make more. Someone very close to my heart called this first iteration “homespun” and I at first took it the wrong way – but in retrospect I like the fact it might be viewed as homespun as this is what my skills are! I will proudly display this on my bench at work and dole out cards to anyone interested!
Constructed of scrap poplar and oak I got to use my router table, table saw and even my chisels to finish the thing. Simple Minwax finishes were employed to create the contrasting colours for the poplar bits and the card shelf is held in place by a tight fitting dado.
-- “Weird heroes and mould-breaking champions exist as living proof to those who need it that the tyranny of 'the rat race' is not yet final.” ― Hunter S. Thompson