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Project Information

Aug 2, 2008

Last year my aunt brought me a page out of a magazine with the plans (or part of them anyway) for this plate holder.

This morning, I finally got around to making it.

The Wood
The base and clamp are aromatic cedar
The dowel is just a dowel.

The Plate
The plate is the commemorative plate for my old school. I went there from Grade 1 - 8 (1964-1970)

The Background
The background for the pix is the sofa that came from my great-grandfather's house. It was probably purchased by my great-uncles. Don't know how old it is but it's cool.

The Challenge
The hard part was putting in the angled slot in the base. Maybe next time I'd try putting it in the wood first and then cutting out the shape. Should be much easier that way to set the mitre saw on an angle and just plunge it to the required depth without fear of cutting through the edges.

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Nice. Did you glue up the base from two woods or did you just luck into the symmetric heartwood-sapwood coloring? Also, that fabric on the couch is cool (That's it…no more watching Project Runway with the wife!).
 

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Very nice Debbie.

And it's adjustable for all sizes.
 

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Very good idea.
 

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that's the wood Douglas… I
and I agree re: couch fabric - how nice of you to notice hahaa

yes, it's adjustable. so I can highlight different plates.
 

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Cool!

A lot easier and more versatile than a plate shelf.

I like it!

Lew
 

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thanks :)

I tried wobbling the plate holder to see if it held the plate and yes. I wouldn't want to move it around TOO carelessly but the clamp on the top does hold it down.
 

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That's very cool Debbie! Nice exectuion.
 

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thanks Gary :)
 

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WOW,

A regular professional now huh, Ms. Debbie!

Great job!

Lee
 

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ooooooh professional!! :D :D :D
thanks
 

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Great job!

Thanks for the post

Callum
 

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thank you :)
 
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