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Project by bandit571 posted 06-20-2018 04:31 AM 1042 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Started with three chunks of 2×10 cut-offs….Also had a couple dowels floating around in the shop. Scrap 2×10s were too big for my fire pit….might as well build something out of them? Longest of the three was resawn in to blanks for legs. The second one was a “Knot Farm” so it was resawn into stock for aprons, and extra parts as needed.

Start with these…

End with this. The third chunk was left alone….except..I beveled the edges along the underside….to look like it was 3/4” thick…..

Otherwise, it would look a bit clunky….
Legs have a curve to them..

At least at the foot. Bandsaw to cut two faces to make a curved foot. Legs were slimmed down to 1” x 1”
This will get painted, later, as soon as the Boss decides what colour to use…then it goes out onto the porch as a Plant Stand…

Thanks for looking.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use





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Festus56

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#1 posted 06-20-2018 04:45 AM

Looks good Bandit. The Boss will like it.

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#2 posted 06-20-2018 04:49 AM

Well done sir

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 06-20-2018 05:09 AM

Super save from the fire pit. Those little Ladies feet are something the Boss will like. They take the 2x right out of it, and make it look like fine furniture, and add a nice balance to the heavy top.

Did ya do something to the top after the middle pic showing it? It looks twice as thick in that pic. The other 2 showing it, it looks thinner.

Thanks for posting.

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#4 posted 06-20-2018 05:17 AM

Nice work, and from scraps!!!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#5 posted 06-20-2018 05:28 AM

Fuzzy Camera. Top WAS a 2×10…..Edges have been beveled to 3/4” ..like a raised panel.

Done with just handplanes…ala Paul Sellers.

Top of the top was left flat, other than a cove detail at the edges.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#6 posted 06-20-2018 06:00 AM

Nice touch that curly paw.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#7 posted 06-20-2018 07:32 AM

Nicely done, Bandit. Count me among the fans of the feet!

-- God bless, Candy

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#8 posted 06-20-2018 12:35 PM

I think this is one of your best ones!

Try to convince the Mrs. not to paint it.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#9 posted 06-20-2018 02:26 PM

Bandit—You are like the MacGyver of the fire pile! Nice conversion from BTU’s to a plant stand.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#10 posted 06-20-2018 02:39 PM



Nice touch that curly paw.

- Andre


+1 on the feet

-- Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might,... because there is no work in the grave...Ecclesiastes 9:10

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#11 posted 06-20-2018 03:29 PM

This is a beautiful plant stand and it’s a nice quality piece.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#12 posted 06-20-2018 04:30 PM

Wow! Really great work and even better for it being scraps! My daughter would love something like that for her plants.

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#13 posted 06-21-2018 02:20 AM

Very Nice & Very Well Done Bandit!

-- I Chose "The Road Less Travelled" Now I'm Totally Lost! (Ontario, CANADA)

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