Watering bucket

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Project by jonmakesthings posted 05-11-2017 05:17 PM 668 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I wanted a watering can so I though I would just make one. It’s made of 12 vertical slats, each with 15 degree angles on both sides. I used wood from a pallet I scavenged, I think it’s some sort of south Pacific rubber wood but it’s anyone’s guess really. I sealed the wood with a mixture of 2 parts Danish oil 2 parts pine tar and 1 part wax. It sealed the wood fantastically, water beads on the surface and rolls right off. I’ve been using the bucket for a few days and havent noticed any water marks.

The rope handle is just twine braided together.

Now I really like the way this wood looks, even though it was cheap salvaged scrap wood. Chances are though that I’ll never come across this wood again, because it came from a random pallet. Does anyone know of a wood that looks similar to this?

Thanks for looking

-- How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat?

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 05-11-2017 05:35 PM

That’s a cool bucket!!


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

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#2 posted 05-12-2017 01:59 AM

Got to hand it to you, it is a cool bucket.

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

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#3 posted 05-12-2017 04:15 PM

Great project!

Without a doubt; that is salvage wood; my favorite kind!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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