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Project by drewm873 posted 03-19-2018 02:00 PM 11987 views 7 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As a previous volunteer fireman, I decided to make a couple wooden fire hydrants for no other reason than just because. The first one was all random plywood scraps that I had lying around and the second is just made out of common pine. All of the circles were done on my bandsaw, with a circle jig, and then lots and lots of sanding and gluing. Then the centers are all cut out with a jigsaw (I should have bought a whole saw bit). During the gluing process I wondered what I got myself into. lol

The plywood hydrant has a functional hollow inside to store a bottle of booze inside and the other one is hollowed out with functional access to the beer tap.

Thanks for looking

Drew





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#1 posted 03-19-2018 02:06 PM

Thats a pretty cool idea and project!

-- Bob A in NJ

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#2 posted 03-19-2018 06:04 PM

What an absolutely great idea. Well done.

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#3 posted 03-19-2018 06:05 PM

Could have used something like that back in my youth ! Good Job.

-- MEL, Kansas

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#4 posted 03-19-2018 06:55 PM

These are very nice and creative fire hydrants and will make a nice practical gift.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#5 posted 03-19-2018 07:44 PM

Awesome job! That’s also wonderful gift idea for some fireman guy or girl.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 03-19-2018 10:46 PM

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#7 posted 03-20-2018 11:05 AM

Neat, looks great.

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#8 posted 03-20-2018 01:04 PM

Great idea and well done hydrant. Hope you don’t have a dog that can climb counters.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 03-20-2018 08:42 PM

That picture of the pile of scrap cracked me up – I can easily picture you wondering what you got yourself into after seeing that one!

Naturally, stefang beat me to the punch with the dog comment – but I second the thought!

-TF

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drewm873

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#10 posted 03-21-2018 01:17 PM

What’s funny is when I was doing that I said “there has to be an easier way”. lol Cutting them with a bandsaw jig wasn’t bad, it’s gluing them all and trying to get them to line up and not slide/split on the glue.

I have two dogs and luckily they both squat. hahahaha


That picture of the pile of scrap cracked me up – I can easily picture you wondering what you got yourself into after seeing that one!

Naturally, stefang beat me to the punch with the dog comment – but I second the thought!

-TF

- TangoFox


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#11 posted 03-21-2018 06:29 PM

Great project. Except my wife would keep all the scrap, just in case she might be able to use it some day.

-- Still trying to master kindling making

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drewm873

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#12 posted 03-21-2018 06:35 PM

I thought about keeping some of the scraps and then I decided to use them all at once…in my wood burning stove in my shop. ;)


Great project. Except my wife would keep all the scrap, just in case she might be able to use it some day.

- mudflap4869


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#13 posted 03-23-2018 07:00 PM

This is so awesome!! What diameter is it?

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#14 posted 04-03-2018 12:30 PM

I am a volunteer firefighter as well. Love the project. Do you have a plan for this one?

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drewm873

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#15 posted 04-03-2018 12:34 PM

I don’t have any plans for it. Just cut some sizes to what I thought would be good and experimented.


I am a volunteer firefighter as well. Love the project. Do you have a plan for this one?

- cdoner


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