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Making an ancient bucket MaFe #8: Planing the outside, shaping the mandle and start of the lid.

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Planning the outside, shaping the handle and start of the lid.
First day back home.

So Mike, I’m back!.

Spend a little shop time today, not a lot, but a good beginning.


So first staf rounded on the outside, and from here I take a pen and draw the thickness I want from the curved inside and out. I used a compass as marking gauge, since I had no rounded gauge.


First side done, a few stafs needs angel adjustment after.


This is my rounding setup.


And now all the way around.


So time to look at the handle, since this needs to be ready before assembly the bucket, since it will not be able to be done after.


After my discussion with Mike I rounded the end, so the bucket can ‘swing’.


Shaping the handle.


I sharpen one of the old drills, and drill the holes in the stafs.


Handle ready. The lid can now be started on.


Lid cut out (yes I used the band saw).


Next step will be the bottom now.


I could not resist!.
Lifted the bucket up in the air, while it was only held together by the span of the string.

That’s it for now!

Hope it could bring some inspiration, some laughs and perhaps even some light!

Mike thanks for this inspiring ancient bucket blog or master class.

Best thoughts,

MaFe

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.



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tdv

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#1 posted 1244 days ago

That’s looking fantastic Mads also you have some great tools I love the old wooden plane is that something you picked up in France too? anyway you’re reviving old skills I like it
Trevor

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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Roger

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#2 posted 1244 days ago

this looks like a great place for a few pints o Guinness! Coming along very nicely Mafe

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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rsladdwoodworks

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#3 posted 1244 days ago

you got thinking I want to try to make a bucket

-- Robert Laddusaw and no I am not smarter then a fifth grader ( and no I canot spell so if it is a problem don't read it ))

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jackass

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#4 posted 1244 days ago

Ingenius and Inovative, I doubt I will ever try this, I admire your tenacity and desire to try new things. What wood is it.
Jack

-- Jack Keefe Shediac NB Canada

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Dennisgrosen

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#5 posted 1244 days ago

looking real good sofare Mads :-)
and a great blog too thank´s for taking the time to do it

take care
Dennis

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#6 posted 1243 days ago

Looks good from here Mads.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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stefang

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#7 posted 1243 days ago

Looks absolutely great Mads. I love the handle and the idea of making a lid too. It is easy to see that creative people like yourself have a wider vision than the rest of us. Lots of inspiration to find in your version of the ancient bucket.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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mafe

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#8 posted 1243 days ago

Hi,
Trevor, thank you! The old plane is a Ulima from Germany, but a brand we have used for decades here in Denmark. Yes it’s wonderful to learn these old skills.
My plane old post:
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/29505
Ulmia:
http://www.ulmia.de/Deutsch/Ulmia-Hobel.htm
Roger, yes it might be it should be my beer bucket!
Robert, go for it!
Jack, I smile, yes I can see I’m a stubbern bastard… Laugh.
Dennis and Toppa, merci!
Mike, I have a little extra gift for you here!

Was in a supermarked today and found this one, remember we spoke of this?
It is the parts you missed to make a sanding plane, I have trashed the plastic, and will send you the metal parts.
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/33799

This is just meant as a smile, and I insist you will post the plane when it’s made.

Best thoughts to all, and thank you so for the sweet comments,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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mafe

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#9 posted 1243 days ago

Ohhhh yes and today I did not work on the bucket, but took a hour to make some new Japanese inspired axe handles.

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Clung

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#10 posted 1243 days ago

Awesome. Beautiful tools, wonderful work… a great inspiration! Thanks!

-- Clarence

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Dennisgrosen

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#11 posted 1243 days ago

nice axe handles Mads :-)
Thank´s for rember me of those clips and where there are :—))

take care
Dennis

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mafe

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#12 posted 1243 days ago

Clung, yes I think we share our taste there, the tools I mean.
Dennis, ahh so you have a little project to do now. The handes was a pleasure to make, I made them intirely be heart and feeling and when the little one was done, my smile was big, so the larger became same style.
Both, thank you for the kind words,
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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