|Project by Bearpaw||posted 10-30-2013 03:10 AM||1988 views||16 times favorited||12 comments|
The one item that I enjoy making is the Palm Boxes by Andy. I have made 40 at one time to sell for a church fund raiser. The nice thing is it is a great scrap wood project. I have a large national hardwood company close by that lets me go through their scraps and cut offs. I can make one for less than $2.00. By doing them in batches it cuts down on the time.
The NEW JIG is for cutting parts to length the same every time. (Pic. #2). It is simply a piece of plywood with a stop on one end that indexes it to the chop saw base and held in place by the built in clamp. The vertical piece is a stop that keeps the saw from cutting through the base. I installed a scrap of track to hold my stop. (Pic. #3). There are lines that show where to index the stop for cutting the parts to length.
The OLD JIGS are the pivot hole jig and the home made pantograph. Picture # 4 is the jig to locate the holes in the end for the pivot pin. The nice thing is I can attach it to my drill press table. By placing the bit into the hole the jig is automatically positioned. No measurement. In picture # 5 it shows drilling a pivot hole. I added stops to each side to help in positioning the box. The last picture is of the homemade pantograph for routing designs to fill with dyed epoxy as shown in picture # 1. This does increase the cost and time, but you can personalize a box.
I am in the process of making another 30 + for sell raising money for my churches Haiti mission project.
-- "When we build, let us think we build forever." John Ruskin