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Project by Greg Salata posted 02-07-2008 02:50 AM 3520 views 6 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Gift for my wife last Christmas.
The bow was made with plane shavings.

This is a reproduction of a Limbert #255 waste paper basket..
Made with air dried walnut…..............got tired of looking at plastic!

Finish is clear shellac and paste wax.





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GaryK

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#1 posted 02-07-2008 02:57 AM

Another nice one! Good job.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Dominic Vanacora

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#2 posted 02-07-2008 03:53 AM

I’ve been wanting to make up a waste basket but could not find one I liked. Plus I can see that this wood be a great gift as well. Thanks for sharing your design.
What is the size of the basket? It appears to have straight side or are they angled a bit?

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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schroeder

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#3 posted 02-07-2008 03:55 AM

I’m with Dominic – I need to make one of these – great inspiration!, nicely done!

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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Les Hastings

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#4 posted 02-07-2008 04:21 AM

Nice job, nice touch with the shavings too.

-- Les, Wichita, Ks. (I'd rather be covered in saw dust!)

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 02-07-2008 04:28 AM

This is a very nice piece. I am sure that you wife appreciates far more than if you had simply bought her something for Christmas (unless you were also considering a pair of diamond earrings).

How did you finish it?

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Blake

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#6 posted 02-07-2008 08:51 AM

Certainly better than plastic! This has got STYLE! Its really nice looking. Makes me want to through trash at it thought …....half kidding ;)

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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Marge

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#7 posted 02-07-2008 09:12 AM

Looks too good to put trash in.

-- Marge, Colorado

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#8 posted 02-07-2008 02:38 PM

it’s excellent!
cute little decoration on the side as well

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Greg Salata

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#9 posted 02-07-2008 02:50 PM

Thanks,
The bow was for Christmas made with plane shavings…...................

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Bill

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#10 posted 02-07-2008 06:18 PM

Nice job. What did you use for the bottom? I have seen these around and want to build one, so it is on my list.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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Douglas Bordner

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#11 posted 02-07-2008 06:59 PM

Very nice, and a nice addition to a room of great stuff. Really nice with the A&C lamp.
And as I am wrapping challenged, the plane curlings are a great touch I’ll be lifting. Thanks!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Greg Salata

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#12 posted 02-07-2008 07:35 PM

The bottom is walnut as well.
There is a cleat inside about an inch from the floor that it is attached to.

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rikkor

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#13 posted 02-07-2008 10:11 PM

Very clever with the bow. Nice work.

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Greg Salata

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#14 posted 02-08-2008 01:13 AM

Thanks everyone….........

Greg

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Greg Salata

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#15 posted 02-13-2008 07:06 AM

Dominic, sorry I missed your question….......................

The basket is 18” tall X 11.5 ” wide.
the sides are straight.
Corner posts are 1.25” square

Thanks,

Greg

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