Creative Woodworks & crafts 2003-03, страница 14
11 • Creative Woodworks S. Crafts March 2D03
Wood: cherry or wood of choice—one piece 3/4" x 3" x 6" (for the handle), five pieces 3/4" x 7-1/2" x 7-1/2" (for the four level A pieces and one level B piece), one piece 3/8" x 7-1/2" x 7-1/2" (for the lid), six pieces 1/4" x 7-1/2" x 7-1/2" (for the one level A piece, the three level B pieces, the lip, and the bottom), one piece 1 /8" x 6" x 6" (for the lid liner) Tools: scroll saw with blades, drill press with bits including 3/16"-Dia. brad point and l/4"-Dia. twist bits, router with small decorative edge bit of choice Temporary-bond spray adhesive Sandpaper, assorted grits (up to 320 grit or fine
Scotch Brite®) l/4"-Dia. doweling 12-1/2" long Rit® dye*, colors of your choice Glue
Wood finish of your choice
* Rit®liquid Dye, Rit® Consumer Affairs, P.O. Box 21070, Indianapolis, IN 46221-1070, (317) 231-8044, 9:00 fo 4:00 Eastern Time. See their ad on page 15 of this issue.
If you are not familiar with Rit®1 Liquid Dye, request their instructions for using the product on wood and rattan, plus thoir rocipes for custom colors. They also offer instructions for use on mediums such as f'owers and grass to name a few.
Any water based product used on wood will cause the grain to raise. To reduce this effect, wet all components, allow them to dry. and then sand them. You may have to do this several times depending on the wood you have chosen to reduce the amount the grain raises.
Step 1. Cut your material to size. Affix the pattern to the top layer with spray adhesive. Slack cut as many pieces as possible. Stack cutting scves time and gives you evenly matched layers. I use hot melt glue to secure the layers rather than nailing or taping.
Step 2. Drill the blade entry holes as we!l as the l/4"-Dia. holes which will receive the dowels and pins. To drill straight holes, drill your dowel holes with a 3/16"-Dia. brad point bit, then re-drill it with l/4"-Dia standard twist bit.