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Cherry And Oak Bed Tray/Table For My Daughter And A Leather Bag Form For A Friend.

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Project by BusterB posted 01-20-2015 12:43 AM 1774 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have had the crud since Christmas so production has been a little slow outta the ole frugal woodshop lately. But sometimes you gotta just keep chipping away at stuff to try and keep up. I had built my wife a tray/table for Christmas and my daughter decided she needed one as well. I am not a fan of repeatative builds but since she is working on her masters degree she had a good argument for why she needed one. Used box joints instead of mitered corners with splines on this one so the build was a tad bit different.. Lol.
Second, a guy I work with does some really awesome leatherwork in his spare time. He has asked me a while back if I could build him a form to use to make a leather bag. He asked it be 7” x 8” x 3”. If he told me once, he told me ten times how smooth it had to be. “Leather shows everything”... Lol. I told him not to sweat it, smooth was what woodworkers did best!!! Anyhow it works like this: wet leather is stretched over the center block and the outter ring is put in place and clamped down to hold tension. After it dries for several days it will hold this form. He seemed pleased and wanted to know if I would be interested in making some smaller forms for cell phone cases. They should be simpler I hope.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)





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farmerdude

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#1 posted 01-20-2015 01:42 AM

Another fine job/jobs by BusterB! Love the box joints. Also, a fine job wrapping, that piece of wood looks nice and cozy. Hahaha. Keep the projects coming, and good luck with that crud.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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luv2learn

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#2 posted 01-20-2015 01:53 AM

Another awesome tray Buster, gotta keep those women of yours happy :-). Will towels retain there shape after being stretched too? Had to ask…LOL!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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BusterB

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#3 posted 01-20-2015 01:57 AM

Jeff- No matter how bad I feel, you can always make me laugh. Thanks bud. I though about disassembling one of my wifes purses to get a test piece of leather….then good sense won out and I used a dish towel instead…lol If you have avoided this crap, be thankful. It started as a sore throat on Christmas eve and its still going. Bleck

L2L- Thanks Buddy. The answer is a big ole nope…lol maybe if I had a gallon of that spray starch your wife uses on your drawers….it just might… Lol But seriously, you called it right about keeping these women happy!!!

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 01-20-2015 03:47 AM

Great design and build. Love the look

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

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doubleDD

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#5 posted 01-20-2015 04:20 AM

Good one Buster. Box joints are nice. I think I would prefer the splines on mine. ha ha. I thought you were making bread with the way you wrapped that towel.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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hoss12992

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#6 posted 01-20-2015 05:45 AM

Another great job buddy. Well done

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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majuvla

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#7 posted 01-20-2015 07:26 AM

Nice joynery and handels.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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CFrye

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#8 posted 01-20-2015 07:59 AM

Another beautiful tray, Buster! Box joints look great! What kind of finish did you use on the leather form to keep the wet leather from damaging it? Thanks for sharing and keep on healing.

-- God bless, Candy

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JoeinGa

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#9 posted 01-20-2015 12:25 PM

Ancient Chinese Proverb …
“Be kind to Your Children, For They Will Be The Ones Who Pick Out Your Nursing Home”

Good job on BOTH projects!

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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BusterB

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#10 posted 01-20-2015 03:46 PM

Monte- Thank you sir.

Dave- Thank you sir. You should be thankful its not bread!!! If there is one thing I am worse at than woodworking it would be cooking…lol

Hoss- Thank you buddy.

Ivan- Thank you sir. Came close to going with another style handle on this build. The curved handles do seem to be a nice contrast to all the straight lines in this build.

Candy- Thank you buddy. No finish on the form even though you are correct it should have one. Not sure what finish would be “leather” safe.

Joe- Thank you sir. Good words of wisdom….yes indeed…. Lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Todd Barrone

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#11 posted 01-20-2015 04:40 PM

Just simply outstanding work sir.

-- "The Cedar King" https://www.facebook.com/BarroneFarm

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mcoyfrog

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#12 posted 01-20-2015 07:22 PM

very kwel tray I’ve been thinking of making some for the tv room

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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Carbide

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#13 posted 01-20-2015 08:09 PM

Another great project by Buster!!

-- When it feels like a job, it isn't a hobby anymore.

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BusterB

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#14 posted 01-20-2015 10:00 PM

Todd- Thank you cedar king. I am glad its almost finished….lol

Mcoyfrog- thank you very much. Not a bad build at all.

Carbide- Thank you sir.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Jim Jakosh

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#15 posted 01-21-2015 04:41 PM

Nice projects, Buster!!They will sure appreciate them!!

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

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