|Forum topic by Betsy||posted 03-25-2008 01:22 AM||1253 views||0 times favorited||24 replies|
03-25-2008 01:22 AM
OK – he’s thrown down the gauntlet—- see his flippant suggestion here.
So just for Gary – a “box” made using only “hand tools” which include a serrated knife, fork and not to be left out a spoon.
First, of course you must square your edges.
These edges were really rough——but with the right knife—it can be done.
And of course you must have a good “dust” collector. This one looks a bit demented – but it works.
Next you must get your “wood” to the appropriate thickness. The fork must be held firmly yet used with a light touch.
Gotta cut those sides.
Like always – its easiest to cut the two matching pieces in a stack cut.
it’s very important with boxes this small to have the right adhesive. It must closely match the color of your “wood.” That way if you are a bit messy – it won’t show to bad.
of course you must, by all means have a lid keeper appropriately size.
And well, we are talking Betsy’s boxes——the inside must be flocked. Oops forgot that picture. Sorry – take my word for it – this is where the spoon came in.
After all that——you have a box – “GaryK’s box.”
This box is special – not only can you eat your scraps, as well as the project—- but if you get “adhesive” on your fingers while constructing the box—you can lick your fingers with no danger of poisoning yourself or gluing your lips together.
Gary – I sincerely hope that you appreciate the sincerity with which I made this box for you. It’s a special box which will last a lifetime. ——- well maybe until the trash goes out tonight.
-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine