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!
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.