|Project by kiefer||posted 09-06-2014 07:54 PM||1846 views||4 times favorited||20 comments|
Getting ready for harvest season and I thought some baskets would be in order .
This one is made from resawn knotty teak that is steam bent and a bottom from some unknown wood ,the handles are braided leather lace which are fitted to the basket with little shaped walnut retainers .(for the lack of a better word ) . Leather lace to hold the joint and a bit of glue around the bottom.
Just a coat of linseed oil and ready to go ,a fun little project for a early morning in the shop .
Here are a few pics of the little retainers and how I made them .
The patterns glued to a board ,I cut out four of them from a folded piece of paper and drilled the holes for the handle followed with cutting them out on the bandsaw .
A bolt with the threads ground at the end and screwed into the hole .
Clamped to the bench with alittle plywood spacer and a F clamp makes it a piece of cake to shape that little thing with a file and sandpaper .