Well I finally am getting around to putting up my first project in progress. I hope I put it in the right place as per forum guidelines.
Basically it is a dog bowl food and water stand for large dogs. The bowls are roughly 8.5” in diameter and are stainless steel. My mother owns and shows English Mastiffs and asked me to make a feeder holder for an online auction with the proceeds to benefit a rescue organization. We were trying to do it on the less expensive side so we are using a mix of different woods.
The top is a mixture of birch ply with glue jointed edges of pine. The skirt is two pieces of pine. The legs are poplar. This has been one of those projects thus far that has proven a challenge for me as just getting a circle that size which was suitable turned out to be a learning experience. I tried to cut the holes for both bowls using a drill bit on my press, but couldn’t get a reliable cut. I ended up using a shop make circle jig to knock out a template for both circles then used a jig saw and flush trim bit to replicate it (I am ultimately making 2 of these for her). The edge joints were also a bit on the challenging side as getting everything flush and jointed at the corners proved to be a bit frustrating. . .but I think it turned out acceptable in the end.
I used a classical bit for the edges of the top and edge beading bits for the bottom of the skirt. I am using pocket hole joinery to assemble everything (and wish I had used it for the top).
Just sprayed down the wood last night to dewhisker it. Will sand and condition the pine/poplar tonight, then off to the wonderful world of finishing!
This is my first non-home improvement related venture so go easy if I royally screwed the pooch on anything. Anywho. . .let me know what you think. . .will post updated pictures as they come. Oh and please ignore the ugly room in my basement where I took the pictures. It is next on the to do list.!