Use a tapered plug cutter
in a drill press to produce wooden plugs from project scraps.
To build the base, you need a table saw with dado blades, an electric drill, a 3/8-inch countersink bit, a 3/8-inch plug cutter
, about 24 2-inch wood-screws, wood glue, a square, a chisel, and a belt sander.
If you have a drill press, a 3/8" plug cutter
to match your countersink will let you make your own plugs.
. Glue and insert the plugs in the holes to cover the screws.
You'll also need a screwdriver, hammer, square, tape measure, large clamp, vise, wrench, sharp chisel, and 3/8-inch plug cutter
if you prefer side grain, cut your own plugs from scrap using a plug cutter
. You can buy the spade bit and plug cutter
at home centers.
To make the bin, you'll need one 6- and one 8-foot length of 1-by-4 pine, 3 dozen 1 1/4-inch flat-head woodscrews, wood glue, a table saw, a saber saw, and an electric drill with a 3/8-inch countersink bit and a plug cutter
of the same size.
, cut out enough oak plugs to fill the counter-bored screw holes.
to cut it out of walnut, but you could use ordinary birch dowel, stained very dark.
Cut redwood plugs with a plug cutter
, and glue them in.
You can cut pine plugs with a plug cutter
or use ordinary dowels.