Super Quick and Ugly Dado Stack Box

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Project by gridlockd posted 07-21-2014 02:41 PM 2047 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

OK, so normally I wouldn’t post something of this…utilitarian nature, but I was pretty proud of how fast I was able to complete it and how it was just what i needed. Anyway, I had my dado stack mounted for another project I was finishing up (i’ll post that one soon), and as i was taking it off the saw and getting frustrated trying to get it back into the cheap, plastic container it came in, i decided i was gonna make a box for this thing. So I started looking in the scrap bin and found what i needed. It’s a 3/4” plywood base with chip board sides. had a 5/8” bolt left over from another project that worked perfectly as the spindle. leftover brass knob and a couple pine strips to keep the lid on and we’re done! start to finish in about 20 min. It’s ugly, no doubt, but functional!

-- Gridlockd

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#1 posted 07-21-2014 02:58 PM

It works and you made good use of scrap. I say well done.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#2 posted 07-21-2014 05:06 PM

Much as I love pretty things for the shop … I never have time to make them. This is a necessary container for your tool … and you got back to doing more important things like making pretty things that more people will see than just you!

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA,

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#3 posted 07-21-2014 05:45 PM

Looked pretty to me.

-- I'll be a woodworker when I grow up. HHHOPKS

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#4 posted 07-21-2014 06:41 PM

OSB rocks, I love the real wood of course but you can do anything with OSB A friend of mine hates carpet and he couldn’t afford hardwood so he did his entire house in OSB flooring, I thought he was crazy but it turned out really cool.

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#5 posted 07-22-2014 09:36 PM

It’s an art and it looks great! I’m surprised that it is made of wood scrap.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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