|Project by ralbuck||posted 01-10-2014 02:21 AM||878 views||2 times favorited||9 comments|
These are made from mostly reclaimed wood.
The handles were part of a gliider ottoman that had very bad bearings for the umpteeth time. Wife decided to give up on it!
The rest of the wood is reclaimed pallette wood.
They are screwed and glued, plus all corners are rounded off. I also put small felt pads on the bottom, too prevent scratching on nice furnoiture.
I actually did the cuts on the scroll saw except for the base custs which were made on the cut-off saw.
The belt sander erases small errors quickly and works out well.
AS I intend to make more of these I also made templates as I went. I use a shelf backing masonite and sandwich it between the 2 ends as I cut and dress them up before assembly. I eve put a small drill hole in my tempkate to mark the handle spot.
The pattern was made from a file folder just eyeballed and cut folded together to get equal halves when opened up.
Works well Have used that trick many times.
-- just rjR