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So for my third project (I am still very much a beginner!). I decided to go with a thread holder (which just happened to make an excellent lollipop tr...
I did not have to purchase much for this project; luckily, I was able to dig around the famous TechShop bin wall and wood scraps to find most of my m...
I started by figuring out how many spools I wanted on the thread holder, and decided on 20. I put a spool of thread on the dowel, and marked where to...
After deciding that I wanted 20 spools on the thread holder, I had to do a little math. To figure out how far apart to position the dowels on the tru...
I decided to use a vertical band saw to cut my materials. I retrospect, this was a terrible idea because I was really only cutting straight lines. I...
I used the belt sander to clean up the uneven lines from the vertical bandsaw.
I decided to use the table router to make the base look a fancy! I decided to go with an Ogee bit because I like the S curve.
I marked dots, 2.5" apart on the trunk, so I would know where to drill for the dowels. I made the left and right sides the same, and offset the marki...
I made a jig so it would be easier to drill all the holes at the same angle. Again, this was not the best way to go, but I'm still learning. It woul...
I used the jig I made to drill all the holes for the dowels. I was sure to clamp all my pieces down during this step.
To attach the base to the trunk, I clamped the trunk in a vise and drew 2 dots for my screws. I used 2" screws because I needed to make sure they wou...
I taped an adhesive foam to the bottom of the base (to avoid scratching countertops), and used a razor to cut off the excess.
I decided not to glue the dowels in because I wanted this to double as a super cool lollipop tree too!
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