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Project by kiefer posted 09-06-2014 07:54 PM 2104 views 4 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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 .


-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 09-06-2014 08:10 PM

Kiefer, didn’t know you were part shaker? Nice change of pace!

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#2 posted 09-06-2014 09:01 PM

That is a neat box/basket. Great job.

-- Isaiah 40:31

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#3 posted 09-06-2014 09:30 PM

Nice little shaker baskets. Neat idea.


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#4 posted 09-06-2014 10:19 PM

Beautiful work my friend.
Those will become treasured heirlooms.

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#5 posted 09-06-2014 11:37 PM

That is really cool. Love them. Great job buddy

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#6 posted 09-06-2014 11:48 PM

Kiefer, that is a very nice box. I like the mix of wood and the leather lace.

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#7 posted 09-07-2014 12:28 AM

How thoughtful. I want one. Thanks for the idea.

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#8 posted 09-07-2014 04:10 AM

Very Neat. Thanks for sharing.

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#9 posted 09-07-2014 04:30 AM

Not fair! you get to have fun and build neat things in your shop and I have to stain and varnish base boards,
my whine for the day. Basket looks real nice, any day good for a trip to Rocky? I need to get away for some fresh air.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#10 posted 09-07-2014 11:01 AM

Now that’s keeping it unique Kiefer, very nice basket, what’s the size of that basket?

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#11 posted 09-07-2014 11:12 AM

Beautiful job. Love the whole thing and the handles are real nice. This basket just screams…” Pick me up!”

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#12 posted 09-07-2014 12:05 PM

super basket..the shakers send you blessings :-)

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#13 posted 09-07-2014 12:15 PM

That is super cool. Kiefer

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#14 posted 09-07-2014 12:37 PM


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#15 posted 09-07-2014 01:10 PM

Very nicely designed, constructed and photographed. Thanks for sharing.

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