Millennium Falcon Chip & Dip

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Project by JimYoung posted 07-16-2016 04:24 PM 1543 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my 3rd vacation project inspired by Don’s Millennium Falcon Chip & Dip. Thanks to Don for sharing the MF drawing to get me started. We have a lazy susan chip & dip with ceramic bowls, so I sized mine such that the bowls would fit in each area. Size is 17” x 23 1/8’” x 2” and it is SOLID (read heavy) cherry.

This was a pretty straight forward project. Mill and glue up some cherry. I used a full size pattern to locate and drill the “hyper drive” holes before band sawing the basic shape. There are a few spots that are tough to sand, so I had to get creative with the sanding tools. I purchased (love a project that requires new tools!) a Freud top bearing dish bit and a top bearing flush trim bit. I made a hard board pattern for the center circle dish and one of the “pie” sections. I used the flush trim bit to hog out 1” deep in each section, and then switched to the dish bit to finish off the last 3/4”. The dish bit is pretty cool and puts a nice 1/4” radius in the bottom corners. I rounded over the edges of the sections, but left the rest of the edges crisp.

Finish is several coats of General Finishes Salad Bowl Finish (Which is food safe).

My wife (the Star Wars nut) loves it, so happy life! However, it doesn’t look like the scrap bin is getting any lighter!

-- -Jim, "Nothing says poor craftsmanship more than wrinkles in your duck tape"

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#1 posted 07-16-2016 07:54 PM

Jim, this is a very nice project.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#2 posted 07-16-2016 09:17 PM

Hey, Jim, is that so you can get the snacks to your mouth at warp factor 10? haha

Seriously, you did great with the new bits and the finish is out of this world.

-- Art

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#3 posted 07-17-2016 01:23 AM

That is really cool, great job!

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#4 posted 07-17-2016 01:32 PM

Beautiful thematic shape. I wish you lot of god snakes here.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 07-18-2016 07:11 AM

You should send a pic to Bob Clagett, he’s a big Star Wars nerd.

-- Rick M,

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#6 posted 07-18-2016 04:01 PM

May the dips be with you!
That is a worthwhile project, that is some imaginative work.

-- "It's fine in practise but it will never work in theory"

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