Saw (crosscut or table)
Rasp or router & bits (optional)
1" hole saw
Ruler or tape measure
Ratchet & sockets
Vise or a good clamp and something to clamp to
1" x 4" x 12" (approx.)
4-3/4" #6 hex head screws
4 washers for screws
2 large coffee cans, plastic
Paint or varnish, brushes, etc. (optional)
Step 1: Making the Handle
Reverse the board and use the pilot holes as guides to finish the 1" holes from this side. This two-step process makes for a neater hole. Drill a third hole between the first two to remove more material.
Step 2: Final Shaping of the Wood
Sand the rough edges and surfaces. Paint or varnish as desired.
Step 3: Adding the Cans
Do the same thing for the 2nd can except mark and drill them 2-1/2" and 5-1/2" down from the top.
When the wooden part is ready, draw a line along the center, from end to end, starting at the bottom, extending up about 6". Stand the board upright and place the 1st can next to it. Mark the board through the holes in the can . Extend the marks so they cross the center line. These X's are where you drill holes for the screws. Drill holes just smaller than the screw diameter.
Attaching the 1st can is easier if you lay the board flat. Insert a screw with washer into one of the holes in the can and position it to the hole in the board. Start threading it by hand as far as you can. Finish driving the screw using the ratchet and socket. Install the second screw and washer and tighten.
For the 2nd can the board must be upright. Mark and drill the holes, install the screws and washers, and tighten them as done with the 1st can.
Drill a couple drain holes in each can if you want but otherwise it is DONE. Just sign your name and date it.