Reclaimed Wood Desk Organizer

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Blog entry by Chris McDowell posted 09-07-2014 07:52 PM 2516 reads 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Recently, I saw some pieces of wood with holes cut into them for sale online. The asking price was $70. This seemed totally outrageous to me. I decided to spend $0 and make some for myself and show everyone how easy it is to make these. Make some for yourself and sell them at your local craft show for $50. When people ask why so much, tell them that the wood is reclaimed and that they are actually getting a deal compared to the $70 ones online.

Watch the video here:

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#1 posted 09-07-2014 09:05 PM

Watched your video. You scared me when you cut the ends of the piece without using a miter guage or a table saw sled. It is real easy to have the piece wiggle and get a kick back when cutting the short end between the fence and the blade.

Other than that, good video. Easy project.

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school

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#2 posted 09-08-2014 12:02 PM

Good one.

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#3 posted 09-09-2014 12:31 AM

Great video! Looks like a fun and fast project, but I wonder what size holes you drilled?

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#4 posted 09-09-2014 04:32 PM

Thanks all for the comments.

Dean: I used a 1&5/8 inch forstner bit. I would have liked to go a tad bigger, but the only other size I have is 2.5 inches, which was too big.

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#5 posted 09-10-2014 07:26 PM

+1 on using a crosscut sled! If you like to use your table saw, go type in #tablesaw on instagram and look at all the mangled hands. Fingers dont grow back bro so know what youre risking. I dont even use my tablesaw anymore until I get a sled built.
Great video. your director skills improved!
Your Next Project: Crosscut Sled !

-- Joseph, Irvine CA, @palas_woodcraft on Instagram

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