Steve Carmichael, April Wilkerson, and Peter Brown. They put a scrap bin challenge on this year. The playlist can be found here. Don’t forget to show your support to all the entries and leave them comments, thumbs up and subscribe to them.
This was my entry to 2014 Scrap Bin Challenge.
Choosing the wood for the scrap bin project.
Larger scrap pieces stored in under the shelving units.
The wood that was used was Alder, Purple Heart, and Cherry
Gluing a few long pieces up for the three light pulls. Alder with Purple Heart in between.
Clamping the three pieces while turning the handle.
The handle was made from a scrap piece of Cherry. Setting the length of the handle is easy. Just set the handle down and mark a line.
The Cherry was mounted to the lathe and it’s time to turn the shape.
Referencing from the old handle, making all the transition points. Then using the calipers to determine the depth of cut.
After getting the marks, you can use the lathe to extend the marks all the way around the piece. Set the pencil on the mark and rotate the piece to complete the circle.
After cutting the shape and using Boiled Linseed Oil, two coats. Part the piece off and it’s done.
For the light pulls Alder and Purple Heart was used. Mount a stick into the lathe rough it round. Drill a hole into the piece to glue in the chain.
First pull, also finished with two coats of Boiled Linseed Oil and a layer of Bee’s Wax.
Second pull, different design same finish.
Third pull was a little larger design just to mix it up.
Three light pulls, made for Scrap Wood. An awesome way to use up some scraps.
New handle, old tool. Perfect way to keep old things alive and didn’t cost a dime.