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Made these garden hods (baskets) out of leftover cherry pieces that were mostly sapwood. I thought my Mom would like them for Christmas for harvesting and washing fresh veggies from the garden
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#1 posted 01-04-2010 05:54 PM
Really Cool!! Bet she really likes them.
-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.
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#2 posted 01-04-2010 06:08 PM
Geat job on those basket, i wished i had a place to store them, i would probaly make one. Looks wondeful.
-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.
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#3 posted 01-04-2010 06:12 PM
You are absolutely right. Your Mom truly loved the basket. It is finished beautifully and made really well. Until spring comes, she is going to use it as a magazine rack. Nice job!
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#4 posted 01-04-2010 07:05 PM
Very nice baskets made from scrap. Your mom will like them very much. What are the dimensions?Sharad
-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein
#5 posted 01-04-2010 08:03 PM
They are about 22” long. If I did it again, I’d make them a little smaller and perhaps have the handles go in the other direction. Nice thing is, they don’t take very long to make.
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#6 posted 01-04-2010 08:36 PM
These are very nice. Well done. OTOH – I agree with your idea that maybe they should be a little smaller with the handles running in the other direction.
If I were to make these, I would make the handles pivot and I would make the bodies stackable so they would take up less storage space.
-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.
#7 posted 01-04-2010 08:56 PM
I really like the stackable idea. I wonder how we could do it. My wife wants some of these. I’d like to make some improvements and make some more. I think 18” would be more than enough for zucchini and tomatoes.
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#8 posted 01-05-2010 11:31 PM
great basket´s and I´m with rich abaut pivot handles but make them duble it will make it more stabel
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#9 posted 07-05-2011 02:23 AM
Very nice :)
-- "Wisdom comes not with age, but with experience. For the man who lives a sheltered life is not as wise as the boy who dwells in the forest"
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