Dog Bone Dish Holder from Blue Oak

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Project by Ken90712 posted 1114 days ago 2852 views 13 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We have a Lab named Kiana who is a certified therapy dog working with Kids and senior citizens. She recently was injured after a pit-bull attacked her. Surprisingly she held her own in the fight and only had one minor injury. (she thinks she is tougher than she is,,, LOL ) Why her bite wounds on her shoulder healed we had to postpone going to work with the kids until healed. She pouted every Fri. and Sat, as she knows what days she goes to work…Weird & hard to believe I know.

Yesterday she was back at work after 2 weeks off. Figured I make a quick present for her. Blondie says it was an excuse to make something before the next major project. LOL

In this project, I used Blue Oak from Tule Peak Timber here in California owned by Ex-Lumberjock Rob. It is one of the hardest woods to work with. Takes a lot of time to cut and sand but I think it is amazing. The pattern came from a friend who came up with the idea for a three-bowl dish holder we made on here a while back. I only needed two holes as I only have one pup. Therefore, I modified it original pattern.

I used 5/4 Oak, Pocket hole screws and teak oil rubbed on. Approx 28 inches long 10 inches wide.

Quick and fun Hope you enjoy all comments welcome.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#1 posted 1114 days ago

Kiana must be an incredibly special pet. Sharing her with others is a wonderful kindness. Most dogs likely would not realize what a special dining table you have built, but she probably knows well and appreciates it accordingly. That oak is gorgeous; nice design and as usual-great craftsmanship.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#2 posted 1114 days ago

Spoiled Doggie… :-) Nice

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#3 posted 1114 days ago

Good looking project and beautiful wood! We had a Black Lab named Zeus. Darn, I miss him!

-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland

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#4 posted 1114 days ago

You have and do so many cool things.
I am jealous.

Good for you guys,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 1114 days ago

How clever. I’ll bet you could sell a ton of them!!
Your lab is one nice looking dog too!

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 1114 days ago

Very nice, Ken!

It’s fun to play with smaller projects like that isn’t it?

Glad the dog survived the pit bull fight… they are mean dogs…

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

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#7 posted 1114 days ago

Lucky pup. The paw on the side is really cool.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#8 posted 1114 days ago

Oh, Great! Now Quigley wants one ;^)

Nice Job!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#9 posted 1114 days ago

Well I think your dog deserves this table with all the work she has to do .
You are a good master to build this for your dog and friend .
The wood is very fitting for this great project and I really like the paw print .

Thanks and my dog is looking over my shoulder giving me the tail wag !!!!
But seriously Thanks 1


-- Kiefer 松

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#10 posted 1113 days ago

Very nice work and it’s beautiful. I used to raise Labs.

-- When asked what I did to make life worthwhile in my lifetime....I can respond with a great deal of pride and satisfaction, "I served a career in the United States Navy."

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#11 posted 1113 days ago

Hi Ken

Great project for a great pooch!

All the best


-- DonH Orleans Ontario

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Gene Howe

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#12 posted 1113 days ago

I really like your dish holder. I LOVE your dog!

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#13 posted 1113 days ago

Thank-you everyone, your comments are very kind.

Rick, thanks she is a great dog, were lucky yo have her.

Ken, thx hope to see you soon.

ChesapeakeBob, sorry to hear zeus is no longer with you, they go way to quick. :<(

Steve, I feel the same on all the cool stuff you do. I’m jealous as well. We sound like school girls huh? LOL

Jim, Joe, Rex, Lew, Keifer, DonH & gene thanks so much!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#14 posted 925 days ago

Returning the favor :) You have so many amazing projects on here!! Very talented.

-- Michael and Matthew

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#15 posted 617 days ago

I like it! Great job using great material.
and I really like the paw print on the ends,

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! SteveW

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