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Was Playing In The Shop With Some Scraps

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Project by BusterB posted 04-28-2015 04:43 PM 3295 views 2 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A woman I work on shift with has been asking me to build her a bed tray/table like the ones I did for my wife and daughter. The other day I was piddling around the shop and found some pine scraps I had laid aside from one project or the other and this project just sort of popped into my head. The pine dents if you look at it wrong so I told her it would have to be painted…she was ok with that and wants it purple. Couldn’t handle the thought of posting a purple project so I thought I would share it unfinished.

-- 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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luv2learn

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#1 posted 04-28-2015 07:36 PM

Nicely done Buster, thanks for sharing it unfinished :-)

-- 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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JoeinGa

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#2 posted 04-28-2015 08:29 PM

Yeah, painting is bad enough, but PURPLE ??? LOL

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

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BusterB

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#3 posted 04-28-2015 09:19 PM

L2L- Thanks Lee!!! It was kinda nice to work on something other than bread knives and corn hole boards…lol Have a project coming up that I could use you talents on soon. Buddy of mine wants a farm house table (with slides and leaf) built out of some old pews he had bought to use at his sons wedding. It would be right up your alley….lots of laminating…lol

Joe- Thank you sir. If a purple bed tray will match her decor, one has to wonder if she decorates in early Minnesota Vikings or what??? 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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#4 posted 04-28-2015 09:42 PM

Nice tray.Great work as always.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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farmerdude

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#5 posted 04-28-2015 10:25 PM

Another fine job by BusterB! Not too sure about the purple situation, but that is a fine looking tray.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#6 posted 04-28-2015 11:38 PM

Nice tray, Buster. Even pine is pretty unfinished. Gotta make the customer happy though, I guess. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 04-28-2015 11:59 PM

Aw, come on Buster, lets see it in purple!!
It looks typical Buster style. Nice job on it!!
Cheers, Jim

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

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BusterB

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#8 posted 04-29-2015 12:46 AM

Marty- Thanks buddy. Hope all is going well down your way.

Jeff- Thank you my recently defrosted friend. Getting close to your turn to start mowing dude!!!

Candy- Thank you buddy-ette. when I first started out, I used a lot of big box store pine for projects and it has always been pretty good to me. But seriously, purple? You are a fairly hip young woman so how many purple items does mudflap let you keep in the house???

Jim- Thank you sir. Aint gonna happen buddy….lol I am still chewing on “It looks typical Buster style” Is that code for its crap??? naaa, don’t answer that!!! Some things are best left unknown.

-- 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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doubleDD

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#9 posted 04-29-2015 01:04 AM

I agree with other postings. Lets see it in purple. Nice work Buster.
I have a purple-ish key holder squid I made for my daughters friend for her birthday and I didn’t post it.
You show me yours and I’ll show you mine. LOL. Dare?

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

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Hawaiilad

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#10 posted 04-29-2015 01:59 AM

Very nice tray Buster. Are the bolts run all the way through so the legs can fold? Can’t remember the last time I served or received a tray goodies to the bedroom…not a bad idea.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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DocSavage45

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#11 posted 04-29-2015 03:23 AM

LOL!

Nice use of scraps, even if it’s gonna be purple. I couldn’t paint it purple. Z Candy apple Red maybe?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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majuvla

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#12 posted 04-29-2015 08:17 AM

Nicely done! She shouldn’t have any complaints.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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CFrye

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#13 posted 04-29-2015 09:17 AM

You’re laying it on pretty thick there, Buster! Since you asked… Mudflap gives me Purple heart and I let him stay in the house! Remember my Christmas present?

-- God bless, Candy

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BusterB

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#14 posted 04-29-2015 01:03 PM

Dave- Thank you buddy. All this time and I thought telling fellow LJ’s “nice rack” was pretty racy stuff but I am thinking you may have taken the game to a new level with the “You show me yours and I’ll show you mine” dare….lol Well played sir!!! I am off today in search of suitable paint and we shall see. If I have the nerve, it will be included with the project pics.

Larry- Thank you sir. The bolts do actually pass through and act as a hinge for the legs. I use the nylock nuts to keep it from loosening up with use. The fold away legs allow it to serve double duty as both a bed table and a serving tray. I sorta figured you folks living in paradise got breakfast in bed every morning and attended luau’s every night…

Doc- Thank you sir. I have spent a good part of the day yesterday trying to figure out how to lessen the effect of the purple paint job. I wonder if some racing stripes or pained on flames would do the trick…lol

Ivan- Thank you sir. Obviously you should meet this woman buddy, she called me a couple of weeks ago to complain that traffic was backed up on the interstate!! Not sure exactly what I was supposed to do about that…lol

Candy- Thick is my middle name…lol I do not consider a naturally occurring wood tone to be in any shape, form or fashion being in the same arena as a intentional and premeditated abuse of a innocent piece of pine…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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DocSavage45

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#15 posted 04-29-2015 03:52 PM

A yellow accent stripe?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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