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Project by Dale J Struhar Sr posted 1728 days ago 3797 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

About 3yrs. before I retired I took classes for bonsai plant design in an effort to calm my stress levels and to teach me patience. It also gave me some projects to make for the owners of Wildwood Nursery were I took my classes. Plants that are going to be worked on are usually placed on a turntable so they can be rotated when worked on. This is my design for such a table that I sell to Wildwood for resale. The table has an all wood locking mechanism to keep the top in place when desired.

-- Dale, Ohio





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dustyal

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#1 posted 1728 days ago

fascinating… it would work for flower arranging too. I have bonsai materials… but my plant died after 15 years… it only had another 150 years to go… even then it wouldn’t yield much in the way of lumber board feet… lol..

Woodworking as a hobby is another way to relax and calm stress… and you don’t have to wait for the tree to grow.

Nice design and execution.

Must admit, we always enjoyed the bonsai presentations at the National Arboretum.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 1727 days ago

Very interesting and unique project great design Dale

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Karson

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#3 posted 1727 days ago

A very nice turn table. Great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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stefang

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#4 posted 1727 days ago

A very useful and well constructed turntable. Having a unique product like that for sale is a great idea too. Customers with a good eye will note the craftsmanship and quality right away, not to mention the utility value.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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