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« on: February 16, 2017 07:18:32 AM »

This is a little handmade stand to organize small items. I used all hand tools other than the drill. I didn't want to clean up sawdust from the big electric machines. The wood is just scrap from other projects. The stripes are made with artist coals and then it is clear coated.

The base needs enough size and weight to maintain balance. It is screwed through from the underside. Screws with the triangle shaped head (when you look from the side) will sit flush easier. You will split the wood if you just try to sink a screw. You must make a drill hole, slightly narrower than your screw. If you do not own a drill or are afraid of power tools you can get an inexpensive hand drill. Hand tools are much slower but you do get much more control and safety. There are smaller hand saws but you may only find this common size at the big box stores.

Avoid overly knotty wood for small projects. You can see that my wood pile has different sized rings in the wood. Smaller looking rings usually means a stronger wood. Knots look bad and create a weak spot that may break on you. Make sure to sand down the pieces before you glue or screw things together and test the fit.

Try to get the arms as snug as possible so they don't fall off. I did not screw them in, they are wedged and glued but I would screw them for a heavy duty item.

The drill has no mechanism to determine what angle you are drilling other than two malfunctioning bubble levels if it even comes with that. You have to guess the angle that you would like your arms to rest. Keep in mind that flat horizontal arms might not hold things well.

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« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2017 08:04:40 AM »

Impressive! I love the look of the stripes. Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2017 10:15:33 AM »

Very cool project.  And thank you for all the tips when working with wood!

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« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2017 06:58:32 AM »

I love the stripes!  Super awesome!

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