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Making an ancient bucket MaFe #10: Lid - while I wait for the willow tree!

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Lid.
while I wait for the willow tree!

I had all of a sudden become in front of the timeline, have no idea how…
So I had time to make a lid for the bucket.
I had made an extra set of boards like the bottom, so these were the start point.


This is what it became.
A Japanese inspired lid, in one of my favorite colors, Japanese red.


First I cut it in size, and made cut for the handle bars.
Then a tour on the router, as you can see I made a primitive circle jig of a piece of plywood and a nail.
(I made a terrible job full of blow out…).


Here we are.


Now marking the thickness I want the lid to have visually.


And a quick look at the back side.


So time to plane down thickness, I keep it full thickness on the center, so it gets rounded.
Here a use my Stanley No. 2, and enjoy it full time.


Here you can see the rounding coming on.


At the end I leave the surface raw, as a contrast.
All these were in action, most of all to enjoy them…
(The little shoulder plane is a gift from our friend DIV, thank you!).


I glue the lit together, even I don’t know if this is allowed from my great master Mike.


Then color the wood with IPE stain (forgot to take a picture).


Use tissue to paint, since I want it raw, as a contrast to the bucket.


Drill a hole in the center and carve a little knob.
This knob I fastened with the wood nail and glue.


For the red; rouge de Chine.


And this is the result.
I must say I’m happy.


And open.


The raw contrast, and the wooden nail.


Hand carved knob.

Now I wait for our dear Mike for the travel in the bucket tour, to get to the binding part!

Hope it could bring some inspiration, or guidance!

Best thoughts,

MaFe

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



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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 1293 days ago

Hey Mads, that is a real neat bucket!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Dennisgrosen

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#2 posted 1293 days ago

nice colour contrast to pine :-)
good to see some plane action …now you shuold take your time
to refurb all those tools you hadn´t have time to yet

take care
Dennis

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Dez

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#3 posted 1293 days ago

Looking good!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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mafe

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#4 posted 1292 days ago

Hi,
Jim, thank you so, it has been a long birth, but we are on the doorstep now.
Dennis, I’m working on that part all the time on the side, right now I restore old screwdrivers, awls, axes, boatbuilders adzes, planes, drawknifes, bench chisels and some wonderful old French mortise chisels, so I am not at rest if you think so… Ohhh yes and I also work on leather sheets for axes (this will also be a blog), Only my body is holding me back, there are so many tool restore projects and so little time… (And I’m trying to build up a work shop in record time).
Dez, merci!
Best thoughts to your guys,
Mads

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

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Dennisgrosen

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#5 posted 1292 days ago

:-) I know you ain´t being lazy it was just a comment to something
you said under the CPH-meeting that hit me LOL …there you see I´m slow on reply´s too
and I do think you have a shop already you just try to take over the next room in the basement …LOL
but with all that iron ain´t you affraid the detectors in the airport will go crazy soon even though you are
in the other end of the city :-)

Dennis :-)

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mafe

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#6 posted 1292 days ago

;-) Dennis

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

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rdlaurance

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#7 posted 1292 days ago

Wonderful…. and I love the color, rouge de Chine (Chinese red) on the lid!

A wonderful blog series, and an excellent bucket.

-- Rick, south Sweden

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mafe

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#8 posted 1292 days ago

Hi Rick, thank you for your kind words. Yes this ‘China’ red that I acually call Japanese red is just wonderful.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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David Craig

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#9 posted 1292 days ago

Hey Mads, be careful of what you show in your pictures. Now I know “Le Secret” to your brilliant woodworking ;) Thanks for keeping us up to speed on your process. Looking real nice.

David

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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mafe

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#10 posted 1292 days ago

David, I am happy some one noticed, it also made me laugh, but I decided to leave it there, and see the responses. Yes the French seem to have the secrets. lol.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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stefang

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#11 posted 1292 days ago

I love it Mads, your bucket is charming and saucy with the red lid. The lid is an accessory, and gluing, painting, and carving is allowed on accessories (executive decision). So no points will be taken away for this extra work. Now I have to think what kind of accessory I can mount on my bucket. Maybe a wood carved copy of Rodin’s ‘The Thinker’ would be appropriate, or perhaps misinterpreted, lol.

I didn’t get anything done on my bucket today. Had to shop and visit my MIL and we just got home at 8 pm. So one or two more sessions in my shop before the grand finale with the willow branches. My brain is moving fast, but unfortunately not my body.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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mafe

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#12 posted 1292 days ago

My Mike,
You cant imagine how I laughed about your carving proposal.
Look forward.
Thank you,
best thoughts,
Mads

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

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lanwater

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#13 posted 1291 days ago

Rouge fatal… Good choice.

that bucket is communist…

Nicely done!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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mafe

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#14 posted 1291 days ago

Ian, I laugh big time, thank you. A communist bucket, thats new!
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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Bricofleur

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#15 posted 1289 days ago

Success!! Great job Mads…. again! I was surprised to see a carved knob (since you turn), but after thoughts, it makes sense for such bucket.

I have a question Mads: How long does it take to paint such a large lid with such a small paint brush? [¦:-)

Thank for sharing your enthousiast.

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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