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Project by socrbent posted 02-14-2020 03:52 AM 466 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My name is Gene and I’m a Lumberjock. That means I often find a way to solve problems with wood. Recently purchased an used drone (my new hobby) and noticed that the joysticks on the controller were exposed when storing the controller. Saw an plastic fixture online that was way over priced to protect the joysticks while in storage. My mind intermediately jumped to a solution made from a piece of scrap wood. Found a worm eaten piece of old cherry and made this item. Used BLO for finish. Not a piece of art but it is functional.
Let’s start a LA chapter (Lumberjocks Anonymous)

-- socrbent Ohio





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Rich1955

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#1 posted 02-14-2020 02:07 PM

Why use plastic when you can make it out of wood . Nice job!

-- Rich

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swirt

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#2 posted 02-14-2020 02:26 PM

Way better than plastic. Nice solution.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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ralbuck

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#3 posted 02-14-2020 07:06 PM

A much better fix than some piece of plastic guaranteed to break in about 2 years anyway,

Wood rescue, problem solved, & played in SHOP—3 WINS!

Oh, It look’s good too! A little of life’s experiences can also show up in wood; not just us “older” people! ( I am NOT in my old age; I am merely in me extended middle age!)

(Or taking a 7 decade version of childhood!)

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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James E McIntyre

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#4 posted 02-14-2020 07:31 PM

Looks so good you could sell them.
It’s well made.

What was your building method?

-- James E McIntyre

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James E McIntyre

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#5 posted 02-14-2020 07:32 PM

Looks so good you could sell them.
It’s well made.

What was your method?

Oops, posted twice.

-- James E McIntyre

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socrbent

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#6 posted 02-14-2020 07:49 PM

Thanks guys!

Method for James:
- Cut a piece of scrap cherry to nominal length of 5.5” x 1.25” x 1’ on table saw.
- Drilled holes for joystick handles on drill press properly spaced and sized to fit.
- test tested fit – looking good!
- saw that bottom needed small relief across middle
- cut recess along center of bottom with bandsaw – this also resulted in a good handle in middle of piece
- used oscillating sander and belt sander to refine shape
- hand sanded to desired contours and finish
- time spent < half hour
- treated wit BLO

-- socrbent Ohio

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