French Potato Crate
This is not the best drawing in the world, but it gives a good idea of how to make the potato, or vegetable crate. The 4 corner pieces (two are shown at either end of the long side) are made from 44mm x 18mm timber and are 250mm long. The handle (top of drawing) is made of 44mm x 18mm and is 300mm long. The two sides are four lengths of 44mm x 12mm timber, 450mm long. The ends, which are not shown are 44mm x 12mm and 300mm long. 5 base pieces are 44mm x 12mm and are 300mm long. The handle is made up of two pieces that are 44mm x 12mm x 250mm long and two pieces of 44mm x 12mm x 150mm long. The whole crate is fixed with wood glue and panel pins of suitable lengths.
Below is the finished article:
At ARC we are very keen on developing craft skills: the students like it and are very involved in making a range of craft products. The latest crafts that we are starting to develop is leather-craft: all simple stuff that we are working towards producing to a good standard, but it is still a work in progress, so far. Nevertheless, Christmas is coming so you might just end up with something in your christmas stocking – who knows…
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