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A tale of two plant stands. Now there are four.

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Project by Dave Rutan posted 05-27-2016 12:56 AM 516 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just before Easter my pastor mentioned that he could use two more plant stands to match the pair that sit behind the altar. The originals are a Mutt and Jeff, one is taller than the other. I took careful measurements of the originals and examined how they were put together.

After a while I managed to scrounge up the money to buy the wood and I got to work, in between doing a few other projects. Whoever built the originals was evidently like me. The uprights were cut from pine 1×8’s cut to the proper length. I deviated by using plywood for the base and tables because they were cupped on the originals. Sanding and black spray paint finished these up. I delivered them today. Unfortunately the position they sit in does not do well for photography, but you get the idea from the photos of them before painting in my shop.

[Below] Bad drawing of how the 1×8 is cut to create the uprights.

[Below] Looking down the length of the supports. What kind of joint is this (aside from being an edge/face joint? I’ve had people call this a swastika joint, but they weren’t woodworkers.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!





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Oldtool

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#1 posted 05-27-2016 01:08 AM

While the originals may have been Mutt and Jeff, this is no longer the case as you’ve created a nice symmetrical balance.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#2 posted 05-27-2016 01:19 AM

I could see the artsyness of it before, but like you I prefer symmetry.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#3 posted 05-27-2016 11:19 AM

Nice stands. I would say ’’universal’’, not just for plants.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 05-27-2016 11:29 AM



Nice stands. I would say universal , not just for plants.

- majuvla

Yes, the original pair have been used to hold candles too.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#5 posted 05-27-2016 04:28 PM

They look nice, Dave, and I’m sure that your pastor was pleased.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 05-27-2016 05:01 PM



They look nice, Dave, and I m sure that your pastor was pleased.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

- helluvawreck

He was raving about them to the staff as I was leaving. Felt good.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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