Sunday, September 14, 2014
It's taken me 7 days but I did it. Can you find it? I spy with my little eye . . . .
This is why I do the blog. I love making things, I don't do that much making anymore. When I made room boxes I made everything and everything was out on my table!
Here it is.
Judi helped with the measurements and I went online to check out other things. It might not be all just so but I think it's "good enough for a town this big". (That's a saying around here.)
I have got to make another to get the step by step pictures. I did not know whether this was going to work out. Everything was a trial in one way or another.
This is the bottle I used for the body of the washer. Look closely, it's the round pills, look in the lower right corner, 100 coated tablets. They cost $2.48 at Wal-Mart.
This is what I used for the tub inside. This comes in a box. It costs 98 cents at Wal-Mart.
I dreaded drilling all the holes in the tub. When looking online at pictures I noticed no holes. How did the water get out???? Well, duh Kris, no spinning for centrifugal force, the water drains out, that's why there is a wringer! So used to modern conveniences.
I explained about this wire in "How to make a faucet planter and daisies" tutorial. It's house wiring, it is in a white or yellow covering with other wires, it's 12/2 with ground. Home Depot will have it and you can have them cut you about a foot. You can use the rest for other projects.
1/4 inch dowel.
This is the glue I used for gluing the plastics together. I buy this from Hobby Builders.
This is a glue I know you can get at the stores. Joann Swanson recommends it as being very, very good. I would try this before ordering the stuff from Hobby Builders. The reason I don't use it is because it's so thick.
Tooth picks, I have bamboo skewers on the table, too but I think I could substitute with tooth picks.
A couple of little nails and an 1/8 hole punch.
Make yourself a quilling tool if you haven't got one. Use a piece of dowel and a large needle. Push the needle into the end of the dowel and snip off the top of the needle's eye.
This is the finish I used, I get it at Wal-Mart.
Tomorrow is Monday and I will begin to make another wringer/washer and take the step by step pictures for you. I just was excited to show you what I have so far.