A journey into the workshop. #85: Kicking more simple painted projects out the shop door...

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Blog entry by dbhost posted 11-26-2011 07:29 AM 1323 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Yet another basic project has crossed the threshold of my shop on the way out. This time, the painted pine Christmas Tree Stand for my artificial Christmas tree. The original plastic piece of junk died when disassembling the tree at the end of last Christmas season, so I have been wanting to build a new one, as the year went on, other priorities kept creeping up, until a couple of weeks ago, I decided it was time for me to get busy with it. This has actually been done for a little over 2 weeks, I just lacked the paint to finish it, and the inspiration to go get it… I thought about coating it with the same white I painted the library with, but I thought better of that… Nope. It needed to be hunter green…

Well Thanksgiving came, and went, and feeling the Turkey bloat, I KNEW I had to spray this thing, or I wouldn’t get that tree up…

So this afternoon, a trip to Home Depot to get some supplies, a spray can of Rustoleum hunter green was tossed into my basket, along with some stuff to go under that tree…

The arms are designed by me, simple curves done on the band saw, everything sanded on the Ridgid sander, and I rounded the edges over with a 1/2” roundover bit.

This wasn’t what I would call fancy, or even fine woodworking, but it sure will be functional. And God willing, it will be an important piece of my family history for many years go come…

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Jim Bertelson

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#1 posted 11-26-2011 04:56 PM

Simple project, but as you say, and important one that will last. I am going to start on a cutoff mobile cart this weekend, if the socializing will ever stop….............later…..

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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#2 posted 11-26-2011 05:40 PM

:-) then you realy have the tools socialize in the shop with a feast every night jim

that is one of those thing s we just have to have ready ones a year
if not we a punished the next ten :-(


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Jim Bertelson

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#3 posted 11-26-2011 06:38 PM

Out to eat, two nights in a row. And of course, we had been eating out while on vacation. Getting indigestion, and getting a muddled head.

Oh, well, later today things will quiet down…...............

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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