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Project by Grumpy posted 03-24-2017 03:31 AM 779 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It all started with 30, 140X19mm DAR Marante & Radiata pine in 600mm lengths

4 were glued together face to face

The resulting glued blocks were put through the thicknesser to make them all even with flat surfaces.

Then glued in pairs edge to edge.

The final glue up was a piece either side to make a suitable block for turning.

The next part of the process was to turn the 600mm long blocks OVAL shaped.
A guide block was attached to each end, the holes represent the points calculated for off centre turning.

A circular piece was fitted & was centred over the drill hole for oval turning.


Next came the big surprise. There was too much wobble for the lathe to handle. What to do next?.
Never let a little problem get in the way, right!.
Well the answer was in a tool I had not used yet but will use much more in the future.
This tool is awesome!. The Arbortech dicc fits on a grinder.

I was able to rough cut an oval shape very quickly with this tool. It has good control features and will even provide a smooth cut once you get used to it. The problem is it is savage so going too deep is an issue. It also spreads wood chips over a vast area.
Next came the hand shaping, chisels & scrapers. The tricky bit was getting all ends to match up & the contrasting colours as well.

A 1” s/steel rod was fitted to each piece & the 3 sections glued together.
Several slots were cut in the upper part for hanging items. Drilld first then hand sawn.

I made a template for the base Then cut the pieces to suit.
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Next came the bottom holders for umbrellas, turned then fitted with a brass sleeve.


Finished with 5 coats of poly.


-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python





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#1 posted 03-24-2017 03:33 AM

Sorry about the sideways photos but the LJ blog sitr turned the around for some reason.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#2 posted 03-24-2017 06:07 AM

Excellent stand, Tony!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 03-24-2017 06:47 AM

Great stand Grumpy (Tony) Well thought out and executed. Thanks for showing. Your right about the Abortech Turboplane, does a great job but can get out of control.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#4 posted 03-24-2017 07:51 AM

My first thought: When was the last time Tony posted anything he made?
Then I looked: Last December. (The tree man does still make things.)
My second thought: That’s gonna wobble.
My third thought: Yeah. That’s an outdoor toy.
My final thought: That’s an outstanding bit of work.
A thought for Future Tony, for when he wants to remove a Wobbly bit again: Do you have a power planer? Do you have a Shopvac hose to hook to it?
Much less messy.

-- Mark

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#5 posted 03-24-2017 09:11 AM

Nice work Grumpman!

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#6 posted 03-24-2017 10:35 AM

I like that the top looks like a flame, Tony! Do the umbrellas lean against the wall, or are the holders deep enough to contain them? How far into the joints do the Stainless Steel rods run? You might need another, looks like you have a lot of hats! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#7 posted 03-24-2017 12:54 PM

That’s a cool project Tony. Gluing all those pieces together takes a lot of time. (and glue). Nice work.
I was looking for the hat that says GRUMPY on it. LOL,

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#8 posted 03-24-2017 02:39 PM

This is a very creative hanger stand or coat/hat rack. Nice work.

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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#9 posted 03-24-2017 09:59 PM

Thanks for you comments Jocks.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 03-24-2017 10:00 PM

Bob I know what you mean about control but once you get used to it it’s fairly easy to do even the finest cuts.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 03-24-2017 10:07 PM

Mark, I did use a power planer, as well as a power chisel, a Triton mini belt sander and an orbital sander.
I controlled the wobble with screw insert under each leg.
I think it would be difficult to put a vac hose on the Arbortech, it’s mainly meant for outside use. I did hang covers over open areas to minimise clean up.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#12 posted 03-24-2017 10:21 PM

Candy, I used pool cue holders for the umbrellas.Perfect for the job.

The rods from memory are about 150mm deep. As most of the weight is downwards I doubt if there will be a problem.
Yes I have lots of hats, that’s just a small sample. I collect them when travelling. Mark caught me out when he said my previous post was in December, that’s because we have had a few holidays in between LOL

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#13 posted 03-24-2017 10:29 PM

Dave, no hat with Grumpy on it but I do have a mug. If you wan’t to send me a hat I’ll swap you with an Aussie one, new of course LOL.
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-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#14 posted 03-28-2017 07:57 PM

Wonderful stand Tony.

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#15 posted 03-29-2017 01:17 AM

Thanks Roger

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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