|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 04-15-2014 02:00 AM||1768 views||6 times favorited||26 comments|
This is a simple but oh so handy tool. I use it to sort out all kinds of stuff and then it “pours” right back into the jar or box. This is a copy of the plastic one I made over 30 years ago.That one was made from a sheet of plastic used for vacuum forming parts. I got some samples from a supplier way back then and have used the stuff for all kinds of projects. I just did not have enough left to make this sorter for my shop in Az so I made this one from scraps of 1/4” wood. It is actually made from a pine wine crate.
It is about 8×8 with 1” high sides all glued together . I added a piece on the bottom so there would be some material left for the spout when I sanded the groove down below the top surface. I shaped the spout with the Harbor Freight carbide faced carving wheel.
It is painted with black lacquer to hide the ugly wood I used.
You could probably buy one for 99 cents at Walmart, but I like making tools when I can.
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!