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Project by John S. Sandor posted 02-13-2010 08:17 PM 2224 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife saw these baskets and asked me to purchase the pattern book and try to make these baskets. My first two attempts were unreal and were thrown away. Then I tried again and we now have baskets in our house. They are made of red oak and the stakes are of different colors. I love to use wood that is colorful and then put a clear finish on them. I have used purpleheart, paduk, walnut, and bloodwood. I do not like to paint or put a color stain on wood unless it is absolutely necessary.

-- John S. Sandor





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#1 posted 02-13-2010 09:07 PM

These are wonderful baskets John.

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#2 posted 02-13-2010 09:50 PM

Great looking baskets John. Do you have to wet the wood before weaving it?

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#3 posted 02-13-2010 11:23 PM

Welcome to LJ John. As I said at our meeting, I find this to be an incredibly good site. There is a lot to see and a lot to learn. WARNING – spending time on this website can become additive.

And of course, you baskets look great.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#4 posted 02-14-2010 01:46 AM

those basketĀ“s looks great

Dennis

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#5 posted 02-14-2010 04:54 AM

Your baskets look great. You should do a blog on how you do these. Thanks for posting.

God Bless
tom

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#6 posted 02-14-2010 07:20 AM

beautiful well done

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#7 posted 02-23-2010 07:52 AM

These look fantastic! What’s the name and author of the book you used?

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#8 posted 03-17-2010 01:34 AM

slooper,

The name of the author of the book for the baskets is Monroe Dutcher. The book is The New Scroll Saw Basket Volume I and II. If you go to www.thewinfieldcollection.com I believe you can get a catalogue and then order the books. Sorry for the delay in answering.

John

-- John S. Sandor

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