|Project by AngieO||posted 07-05-2013 04:25 PM||3319 views||12 times favorited||26 comments|
Ok… You will look at this project and think… Simple. No big deal. I actually got the idea from here (JSB – Jayscustomcreations.com) so you probably have even seen it before. I wont tell you how to make it because he is great at doing that himself. So go check him out.
BUT… I have been SOOOOO excited about this. For a number of reasons. It’s super simple and I’ve wanted to make one for a while along with some other projects on Jays site. I finally just made myself get out there and make it.
By now you all know how I am about free wood LOL. So last week I had drove by two places… one builds barges and the other is a sign company. I got a LOAD of stuff from them. And I was in my van… so I had to improvise :)
There were quite a few 1×4’s in the mix. I used half of one of them to make it.
Ok. So Still… simple enough. But I ran into a problem. I don’t have a drill press. I don’t have ANYTHING to make holes. So I made the table without the holes.
Soooo… I figured this would be a cute gift for someone to put a doll on or I’d find some use for it. I gave up and decided to turn to this…... It’s just a simple little organizer I got over the weekend. It belonged to my stepdad. He passed away back in March. My mom is moving and had me come over and get any tools that I may need for my garage. There were two of these. The other one was blue and had smaller drawers. She told me to take one and leave one for my brother. I started to take the blue one… then changed my mind and took this one. I looked through a few of the drawers and found all kinds of screws.
So after giving up on the holes and being content with my mini picnic table… I went to sort, clean and organize my new little organizer. I had no idea the little treasures it would hold. The first thing I discovered were these….I thought this thing was empty so I was surprised to find them.
LOL… what are these called???
The largest was 1”. It was rusty and did not cut well. The other newer one cut better and the largest was 3/4”. So I thought I’d start there. I cut a hold, drew a line and tried to use my OLD scroll saw. FAIL!!! It eventually cut the hole. But I need a new blade and I have to order them from ebay since they dont’ sell them anymore. The hole was crappy and I was completely dissatisfied with it. I gave up again and went to organizing again.
That’s when I found these. I think that my dad called it a “hole saw”. Is that what they are?
That did the trick just fine. The first hole I cut had a lot of tear out on the back. Even after sanding and knowing it was on the bottom… I didn’t like that. Glad I used a scrap.
So then on my actual table I tried to clamp a scrap piece on the bottom to minimize. When I got through the board (only 1/2” thick”) the bit on the end had poked through the other side. So… I just turned it upside, put the bit back in the hole to line it up… and cut the rest of the way from the other side. Perfect!
Yeah! My dad to the rescue even after he is gone!
This finished one… will go to my mom. :)
Thanks for letting me share this story. Sorry it was so long for a project post. My son was there when I found the “hole saw”. He now thinks I’m crazy because of the little happy dance I did.
I guess that’s one of the differences about being a girl and woodworking. We get to do the giggling happy dance and its OK. :) LOL!