Slightly Upscale Garbage Can

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Project by shipwright posted 07-31-2017 05:51 PM 1679 views 0 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So here’s the story. I moved the engine panel in Friendship from inside to the cockpit which caused two problems. First was a gaping hole where it had been. The second is that I used to hang a garbage bag on the key and now it wasn’t there any more.

Soooo ….. this was my answer. It is a very light little waste basket made of 1/8” plywood joined only by tiny epoxy fillets (surprisingly strong). It fits a standard plastic grocery bag and hangs on a base that covers the old hole. Of course there needed to be some marquetry on top so I found a photo of Friendship running wing and wing. I’m actually in the picture so I guess it may be a self portrait as well.

..... and oh yes, I hammer veneered some Mahogany on the outside of the front and sides.

Now the garbage is easier to access, the hole is hidden, and the boat has a bit more art.
..... win,win,win!

Thanks for looking


-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#1 posted 07-31-2017 05:57 PM

I love it.
The mother of invention, find a need and fill it.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#2 posted 07-31-2017 06:27 PM


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

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#3 posted 07-31-2017 06:27 PM


Very nice work, Looks like the perfect upgrade for Friendship. I wish I had your talent for this type of woodworking.

-- John, Suffolk Virgina

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#4 posted 07-31-2017 06:33 PM

Great update.


-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#5 posted 07-31-2017 06:38 PM

Lovely Paul, really nice.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#6 posted 07-31-2017 06:55 PM


Even with the title I knew Marquetry would be involved. Nice addition to your prized piece.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 07-31-2017 07:25 PM

Looks great Paul. (Nice self-portrait.) Well done.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#8 posted 07-31-2017 08:27 PM

Its a bit trashy looking but I like it! :) Ha HA …Great job.

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#9 posted 07-31-2017 08:32 PM

It looks great Paul, and as for me there is nothing wrong with a world full of marquetry or in your case a boat full of marquetry. Why have a plain old garbage can when you can have ART!!

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#10 posted 07-31-2017 08:56 PM

Super work very cool.

-- wood crafting & classes

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#11 posted 07-31-2017 09:23 PM

A problem can sometimes lead to beautiful things. Garbage with a very nice ornament.


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#12 posted 07-31-2017 09:33 PM

A COOL and ‘friendly’ solution…

... sanitary too…

A usual, you are the Master at Marquetry…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#13 posted 07-31-2017 11:36 PM

Ahh, uhh “slightly upscale”! That is over the top!! Beautiful! My first name is Paul, why am I not as talented as you??!

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#14 posted 08-01-2017 12:03 AM

A trash can fit for the Queen. I like it.

-- Don Solomon, New Castle, IN; Quality is not an act, it is a habit. Aristotle

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#15 posted 08-01-2017 01:26 AM

Leave it to you to find an elegant solution to a basic problem. Nice work Paul

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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