Working with recycled timber #81: Model potato Crate Making the sides

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 12-17-2017 12:32 AM 784 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hello again,

well here I am busy working away and get stopped to put up Christmas lights.

So a late start and no doubt an early finish due to heat. O boy the joys of getting old.

Anyway back to it
To make the four sides, it involves a bit of planning as two opposite sides are the same, a uniform spacing all round, however the other two have a bottom board which overlaps the pallet base.

I made a simple jig to set them out in and I used some window spacers to maintain the final spacing.

Here is the jig.

An explanation: I cut the window spacers in half and used two sizes to allow uniform vertical spacing.
To produce the alternate horizontal offsetting I used the off cuts from the short boards turned on their ends pushed them all up tight and glued in the 45 deg corner post.

Another view.
Notice the end post is in line with the top and bottom board.

Now the two opposite sides,
Notice the top board (its actually upside down) is overlapping the 45 deg post end.

So continuing on I have to make 8 of each style and only one Jig, so I am going to be a while, its no point in boring you with any more ho hum stuff so thats it for a while, I will however keep swaping them out every couple of hours, to get them finished I am not just goofing off ! ... pickling the brain, ...just yet!

Oh almost forgot Clamping. (echo O boy the joys of getting old.)

I used a battery and some camping mat as the post kept turning with a conventional clamp.

-- Regards Rob

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#1 posted 12-17-2017 09:09 AM

You’re going all out on this model experiment Rob…

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#2 posted 12-17-2017 07:47 PM

your anything but boring rob,its always an adventure buddy.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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