|Project by mgb_2x||posted 10-26-2015 02:24 AM||2430 views||29 times favorited||26 comments|
A friend on FB send me a pic of something similar, I suppose it was a dare of sorts. Found a wine barrel on Ebay and I was off to the races. Barrel was $105 but the fare to get it to Florida was $190. The barrel is all white oak with some staves being QS. I found some flitch cut white oak at a local supplier to make the other parts. Knew enough about coopering to know I didn’t want to mess with the bands. I found two stave joints that were 180 degrees apart, marked the bands, drilled and installed a screw about a half inch off the scribed lines. Used a grinder to cut the bands.
Just took a stab at the size and shape of the other parts. Cut the legs and the top on the CNC. As you can see the top is a semi rough finish which works for me. Hinged the top for storage, heaven forbid the lid fall on anyone,. After a few weeks of rolling this around in the shop I remember why I like doing small stuff. It is one very heavy and very solid piece. I must admit my shop has never smelled as good as it has while I did this project.
My FB friend will get a table made from the other half of the barrel.
Thanks for looking
-- "aim small miss small" m g breedlove