Saturday, February 24, 2024

Recipe Boxes

In my woodshop I'm working on recipe boxes at the request of the Historic Arkansas Museum Gift Store. They are made to hold 4 x 6 in. recipe cards and are made from Arkansas hardwoods. They are now nearly complete but for the application of finish.

I used surface mounted hinges that open to a 90 degree stop.

Make, fix and create. Assist others in learning likewise.

Thursday, February 22, 2024

I enjoy making jigs and sleds and for the table saw, and most of my sleds have involved wooden runners. I like to make them myself.  They're cheap and because they are wood, it is easy to mount them with screws. 

But I'm always open to new things. The plastic runner shown is high density polyethylene that is cut from a common plastic cutting board I purchased on Amazon here. The advantage is that it is stable material, can be machined with common woodworking tools, and mounted with screws just as I would one made of wood.

One cutting board will supply a number of runners, enough to last the typical woodworker a long time, or enable sharing with friends.

Make, fix and create. Help others get the point.