Spinach Can

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Project by rrdesigns posted 1776 days ago 2321 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the third piece of a three piece collection (see my previous two posted projects for the complete set overview) for a client wanting to showcase her “Popeye” memorabilia. This is my first attempt at coopering and the glue-up was quite an adventure! The door consists of nine separate pieces, glued first in pairs and then to each other. Achieving even pressure without allowing the pieces to become misaligned as the curve increased was challenging. I used bending plywood for the inside and outside skins and top. The door catch is a pull ring mortised into the door so that it is disappears when closed. The door is also hung with pin pivot hinges which are nearly invisible. This was a challenging yet very fun project.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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#1 posted 1776 days ago

I yam what I yam. I am POPEYE the Sailor Man… good job.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#2 posted 1775 days ago

Very Well done, and a really fun thing. Andy Warhol would be proud of you!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 1775 days ago

OH Olive larry beat me to it. Looks good Beth

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 1775 days ago

Great work. Doesn’t even look like wood, really looks like a can. That sure was a lot of work and a really cool design.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#5 posted 1775 days ago

Hey – this is like functional Andy Warhol.

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