Warming cart

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Project by Aries Bergsma posted 07-04-2011 03:06 AM 1751 views 2 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The project that you see before you is not one that I made, I wish I did. I have a friend his name is Mac and is 83 years young. He probably made this in his seventies. I want to show this piece because of its intricate construction. No we do not have mortise and tenon, or biscuits or pocket hole joinery, the are L brackets and nuts and bolts that basically hold everything together. Picture one shows the completed cart -as we go to picture two we can see the interior of the unit and the warming tray that sit inside. everything fits precisely and functions very well. picture three show the inginuity of Mac by using an old refridgerator drawer for storage, picture four shows the two hot plated that are installed in the unit side by side. Picture five shows the detail of the threaded rod cut equally and bent indetically to make part of the handle and picture six shows the bycicle tires that were mounted on homemade brackets to allow the unit to roll along. My point is that I see wonderful pieces of furniture made by all of you all the time, this piece of ” furniture” reflects the skill of a person who enjoys his workshop and making things for others, usually at no cost to the recipient. I am truly blessed to be part of Mac’s life and the knowledge that he shares with me. You see Mac has now given up his workshop and is unable to continue to do what he loved so much. We are all blessed with his special gifts and a special friends. Thanks Mac

-- AGB

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#1 posted 07-04-2011 03:18 AM

Resourceful, inventive. Mac created a peice that is functional and appears to be rugged enough to last for many, many years. You are a good friend; I think most everyone would wish for such a friend and to know a bit of work we do will “make a difference” for someone, somewhere. Thanks for sharing this work with us here at LJs.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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Bob Kollman

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#2 posted 07-04-2011 06:00 PM

Great I love the cart. If Mac, can’t do wood workinking he could surely share his knowledge,
If Mac, has the use of his sight and can type maybe you can help him join LJ. A guy like that
would be a great asset to this community!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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