|Project by Dragonsrite||posted 02-06-2009 11:29 PM||8722 views||12 times favorited||7 comments|
First I’d like to say Thank You to all those who have welcomed me to LumberJocks. I’ve been lurking for several months now and finally decided to sign up when I saw some of the ‘frugal’ postings.
Almost everything I make uses recycled wood or, in the case of this planter, firewood. The handles are Oak from an old futon frame that a friend had in her “to burn” pile. The remainder is made from several pieces of Siberian Elm off one of the firewood piles I have around on the property.
The Elm was first split with a froe then roughly flattened using a router and sled and finally brought to 1/2” thickness with a thickness planer.
I am really happy with the way the wheel turned out – 1/16” laminations for the rim and then I made the hub/spokes. Backwards I know, but it worked.
The axle and axle pins were “hand made” from some of the scrap Elm.
I hope you like it.
-- Dragonsrite, Minnesota