ringer washing machine

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Project by mudflap4869 posted 06-18-2014 12:20 AM 1605 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This thing has been sitting in the living room for so long that I forgot that I had made it. It was a gift for Candy a few years back. She told me that it was something that I needed to post, so here it is. 2×4s with safety rail for wringers. I made dozens of them and gave them away over the years and just forgot about them. She remembers that sort of thing where it is no big deal to me. Now I just might have to make a few more for her friends.

-- Still trying to master kindling making

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#1 posted 06-18-2014 12:26 AM

Very cool, Jim. I like just about anything that reminds me of the old days, and this does just that. Frankly, while they call these days progressive, it’s not.

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

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#2 posted 06-18-2014 12:35 AM

And here I thought you were going to say…. A gift for Candy….
“so she could wash my shorts!”
However, I see now that it is a décor item!!!
A very nice one at that.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 06-18-2014 12:40 AM

Very neat design there Jim…...I can see those would be pretty popular…......well done…..

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#4 posted 06-18-2014 12:50 AM

Nice design, I like it as a planter. Of course it also reminds me to be grateful for my washing machine….

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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#5 posted 06-18-2014 12:53 AM

Jim, Where’s the power cord???

-- My mind is like lighting, one brilliant flash, then its gone.....

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#6 posted 06-18-2014 01:12 AM

Cool pieece

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#7 posted 06-18-2014 03:02 AM

The wringer head assembly swings back and forth. He’s also made a wishing well with the same basic shape. Instead of legs added, two of the base parts rise up to a round cross piece from which to hang a bucket. It’s cute. I really like this wooden ringer washer planter. Thank you darlin’!

-- God bless, Candy

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#8 posted 06-18-2014 03:33 AM

thats to cool Jim ,i remember those when i was a kid at my grandmas house ,very clever design

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#9 posted 06-18-2014 10:47 AM

Cute idea. I am with Eddie, I remember them being used.

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

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#10 posted 06-18-2014 11:10 AM

Neat project, Jim. Not letting Phyllis see this one.
I remember my mom using one at the laundromat. Believe it or not, it had a gasoline engine.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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