new twist on the picnic table

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Project by jeffswildwood posted 11-23-2013 01:29 AM 3249 views 14 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My Sister in law had a birthday coming up and had mentioned that she needed something to keep her business cards in. I had an idea that the classic picnic table would work out for this and gave it a try. I cut a square hole in the top and did the lettering with a dremel with a router attachment. Made a small “serving tray” to hold the cards. Simple and I like the way it came out. So did she. These little picnic tables may have a lot of different variations other then ketchup and mustard. Mayby I should start a blog!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#1 posted 11-23-2013 01:55 AM

very creative Jeff, such a cool idea!

-- Take it apart to see how it works

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#2 posted 11-23-2013 02:12 AM

I like it Jeff. It is very thematic. It is also very cool LOL.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#3 posted 11-23-2013 03:34 AM

Very nice. Did you freehand the routed lettering? I have so much trouble trying to route decent lettering without a template and guided bit.

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#4 posted 11-23-2013 07:05 AM

Nice job Jeff. Easy to understand your SIL liking it. Did you make a jig to help with glue up? A blog would be great. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#5 posted 11-23-2013 07:01 PM

Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#6 posted 11-23-2013 08:32 PM

Thanks everyone for the comments. Candy, I didn’t have a jig, I could have used one, but used spring clamps and cloths pins. Sawdust, for the lettering I printed the words to size then used carbon paper to transfer the letters. I have a router attachment for my dremel and used a small V bit. Slowly and carefully. Clearing dust with a toothbrush. Thanks all for looking!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#7 posted 11-23-2013 11:43 PM

That is really cool!!!....................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 11-23-2013 11:45 PM

Original and eye-catching—nicely done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#9 posted 11-23-2013 11:58 PM

Outstanding idea and very nice work.

-- KDW

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