Balsa is soft and easy to work with and it can be used to make bucket actually. Balsa wood bucket will make delightful yard decorations as flower planters since it can be used to plant flowers or grasses to add beauty and charm to your garden. There are various kinds of wooden buckets both in domestic and international markets for your selection and they may be made of different kinds of wood. Here, we will tell you how to make balsa wood bucket.
First of all, prepare what you will need. For example, prepare table saw, 12 1-by-2-by-10-inch balsa boards, 1/2-inch drill bit, drill, wood glue, damp rag, Two 1/2-by-38-inch copper bands, copper nails, hammer, 3/4-by-12-by-12-inch balsa board , pencil, jigsaw, 16-inch section of 3/8-inch rope, and so forth. And you are advised to wear eye protection when woodworking.
Second, set up the table saw to make a cut about 15 degrees. Make this kind of cut on both 10-inch edges of the 1-by-2-by-10-inch balsa boards, which will become the bucket sides. The 15-degree cut will allow them to come together to from the rounded bucket shape.
Third, you are advised to use the drill and the 1/2-inch bit and drill a hole through one end of two of the 1-by-2-by-10-inch balsa boards. And the rope will go through these holes.
Fourth, form a rounded shape by placing all of the 1-by-2-by-10-inch balsa boards together. Place the two boards with holes in them across from each other. Apply wood gule to the edges of each board where they will form a joint. Use the ratchet clamps to clamp the bucket sides together . Use the damp rag to wipe off any excess glue and allow the glue to dry according to instructions on the glue container. You are advised to do it by following our instructions actually.
Fifth, wrap one of the 1/2-by-38-inch copper bands 3 inches from the top and the other 3 inches from the bottom of the bucket sides. The function of the bands is for decoration on the buckets. Use copper nails and hammer to fasten the bands in place.
Last but not least, put the bucket side assembly on top of the 3/4-by-12-by-12-inch balsa board. Use a pencil to trace around the bottom of the assembly. Use the jigsaw to cut out the pencil line and this piece will become the bottom of the bucket. Use the copper nails and hammer to fasten the bucket bottom to the sides. To form the bucket handle, thread the 16-inch section of the 3/8 inch rope through the 2 holes in the top of the sides. You are advised to tie a knot on each end to secure the rope to the bucket.