You are so right, Dwight. Planed the oak boards first, glued everything up and began the final smoothing process. The thing is Ipe is way harder than any Oak so I ended up wearing out my thumbs using cabinet scrapers to get the top dead level. If I didn't know how to set the edge on one then, I sure do now!
This is a project I've been working on, made from scrap wood, redwood mostly.
Cutting 12 sections at 15' angle. the one on the right, with blue tape, has a 4' taper from top to bottom.
Had to build a special jig to cut them.
The large bucket is 7" high and 8" dia.
I plan to knit, or weave some 'rope' for handles.
Now I want to get the size right so I can put a flower pot in them.
Very cool, Dwight! BTW, do you know about the Hahitat for Humanity Re-stores? They are a good source for inexpensive/recycled wood. I recently found 6- 8' solid cherry floor boards for $2.00 each. They are just waiting for a suitable project.
Hi Bob and all...Talk about recycle wood, I just finished this planter from decking wood I picked up last year. It is 1" thick and 5 1/2 wide. Hard to get the rusty 'ring nails' out.
I will give it to my daughter for her birthday after I get it planted. It will weigh a ton with the dirt...^^
Oh the wheel, that bugged me the most so I made it first. It was the most difficult of the project. (well getting the 10 and 15 dig cuts lined up, every thing is on an angle) *cut your long board first and if it's wrong it can be used for a shorter one...
I used 3 of the of the 5 1/2" boards aprox 15" and glued 3 more at a 90 and cut it out. Sounds easy but 2" of stock was a bit of work for my jig saw, which does not cut 90 straight but we got the job done. I also had to plane the boards flat because they had a cut in them. The axle is a 5/8" rod with two PVC spacers on the inside because of the angle of the handles.
I just got back from delivering it to my daughter with flowers in it, she loves it.
I've forgotten the measurements of the box but it holds 50lbs of top soil ( the wheelbarrow weight abut 50lbs empty) and is a little top heavy but it will only be moved every two weeks or so to mow the lawn.
I did not take a pic of it with the flowers, the're a little droopy being transplanted but will get one next week.
I'l try and get a pic with flowers next week.
Here is a project I just completed, made with recycled fence wood.
I wanted to put pickers on the lower white part which is metal.
This is a planter I had in place for a couple of years.
This shows it with a coat of white paint. Next picture shows the completed fence.
I cut the pickets to size, nailed them to a 1/2 and screwed the sections to the metal I already had in place . I'll plant some vines to hang over the pickets, now I must repaint the 3' picket fence that goes 1/2 way round the property. Don't like thinking about that job.
Hi Bubba, These kids today :
Number One don't need money like you and I did as kids
Number Two they want to start at $10 an hour.
Number Three they can't a job right any way...
As the old saying goes ' I would rather do it myself'
Lets see some of your projects, I'm in the middle of a food dryer I'm building into a metal storage cabinet, not sure how it will turn out.