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Bird’s Mouth Hollow Spar Planter Made From Pallets

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Project by mtairymd posted 03-04-2016 01:20 PM 626 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Simple project made from pallet wood

Build Instructions:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Birds-Mouth-Hollow-Spar-Planter-Made-From-Pallets/





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shipwright

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#1 posted 03-04-2016 02:59 PM

A great joint for making hollow cylinders. It has been used for many years to glue up hollow wooden masts. The great thing about it is the way it aligns itself for glueing. A long cylinder can be clamped with nothing but a length of bungee cord.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#2 posted 03-04-2016 03:16 PM

I’m fascinated by the look of the joint and want to try different configurations. Base on your name/profile, this should be right up your alley. Here’s a link for others that are interested in the math and construction of bird’s mouth joints.
http://www.duckworksmagazine.com/04/s/articles/birdsmouth/

picture from link


A great joint for making hollow cylinders. It has been used for many years to glue up hollow wooden masts. The great thing about it is the way it aligns itself for glueing. A long cylinder can be clamped with nothing but a length of bungee cord.

- shipwright


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#3 posted 03-04-2016 05:52 PM

There are lots of applications. I built these walnut columns in my house in Canada from 1” stock. The clamping was just a long piece of bungee.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#4 posted 03-04-2016 06:43 PM

WOW! Great job!


There are lots of applications. I built these walnut columns in my house in Canada from 1” stock. The clamping was just a long piece of bungee.

- shipwright


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#5 posted 03-05-2016 02:46 AM

This might be my next project. Thanks for posting.

Just curious… What finish did you use on the planter?

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#6 posted 03-05-2016 12:36 PM

Thank you.

My kids mocked my last project (see picture) by saying it looked like an industrial wire spool. I was trying to show the different sides (actual shape) with this version. Therefore, I stained the alternating sides different colors (walnut and Cabernet).

See link for the details:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Birds-Mouth-Hollow-Spar-Planter-Made-From-Pallets/


This might be my next project. Thanks for posting.

Just curious… What finish did you use on the planter?

- LostHasher

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#7 posted 03-08-2016 04:02 AM

It took me a minute to realize you did the Instructables. Very worthy of a write-up.

I have the wood picked out, and am going to stick with the 8-piece version so it’s the easier double-45. No table saw. But my trusty circular saw is set up and everything’s clamped in place to cut. Ran out of daylight.

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#8 posted 03-08-2016 09:48 PM

Thank you and good luck.


It took me a minute to realize you did the Instructables. Very worthy of a write-up.

I have the wood picked out, and am going to stick with the 8-piece version so it s the easier double-45. No table saw. But my trusty circular saw is set up and everything s clamped in place to cut. Ran out of daylight.

- LostHasher


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