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Project by j_dubb posted 05-11-2014 09:11 PM 1201 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just a little well made out of construction grade 2×4’s and #2 1×4 pine boards.

Glad to finally be through with this one. I thought it was going to be a fun little weekend project….six months ago.

Made up the design as I went along, which is great for a one-of-a-kind approach. Made plenty of errors. Didn’t really use a tactful approach for putting things together, so pocket screw holes are scattered about and visible in places they shouldn’t be. Started out with the base and for the first layer I routed the 2×4’s and sat (read: hammered the hell out of) the 1×4’s in the routed groove. A bit difficult when the 1×4 boards were as crooked as a politician.

I plan to have my wife adorn it with a planter of some sort.

I suppose I -should- make a wooden bucket to act as a planter…..heck I could probably reference Steve Ramsey’s latest planter video…..

.....back to the garage!

-- Josh // "If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason." - Jack Handey

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#1 posted 05-11-2014 09:50 PM

Hah! Great story. I feel your pain with the project from hell. And yet – it looks great. I really the industrial look you accomplished on the side walls. I bet you could knock the NEXT one out in a weekend.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#2 posted 05-11-2014 10:32 PM

It came out good Josh! Thats a fairly ambitious project early on and im sure you learned plenty along the way. Thats what its all about bro. Building skills for the next one.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#3 posted 05-11-2014 11:40 PM

Looks good. Hope your wife loved it.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 05-12-2014 12:09 AM

Fantastic. J_dubb… You’re A-Squad.

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

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#5 posted 05-12-2014 12:43 AM

Love it, Josh.

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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#6 posted 05-12-2014 01:09 AM

Thanks for the kind words everyone!

-- Josh // "If trees could scream, would we be so cavalier about cutting them down? We might, if they screamed all the time, for no good reason." - Jack Handey

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#7 posted 05-12-2014 01:11 AM

A deep subject. That’ll look great in the landscaping.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#8 posted 05-12-2014 05:32 PM

“Crooked as a politician,” haha! I’ll have to use that as my descriptor from now on.

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#9 posted 05-13-2014 01:24 AM

Very Nice Project Indeed Josh! Thank For Posting!

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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