Collapsible basket

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Project by MasterSergeant posted 02-13-2012 04:08 PM 2220 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The technique is Very similar to cutting my castles in logs. I had to establish the correct band-saw table angle so the continuous rings would hold the basket up. In this case 7 degrees was the magic number. I use popular for this prototype, it took the red dye pretty well, I applied 2 coats of Danish oil to finish it off.

I apologize for not giving credit, I got this idea from an article but I cannot for the life of me find it to give due credit to.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#1 posted 02-13-2012 04:23 PM

Cool! I remember my dad made one of these on a scroll saw. I can’t remember, though, is it one continuous loop or individual pieces?

-- The more I learn, the more I realize I don't know. Ron, Crossville Tn

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#2 posted 02-13-2012 11:50 PM

Yes that is very cool, would love to make one of those.

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#3 posted 02-14-2012 03:48 AM

Do not worry about the credit Master Sergeant, your work is very well done and you know who is the creator of all things ;-)


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#4 posted 02-14-2012 03:49 AM

Love this concept. My parents have a cutting board with a basket like this that I have always wanted to make my own one of. Some day.

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#5 posted 02-16-2012 04:20 AM

Cool basket Sarge. I have one just like it. A consignment shop owner I deal with gave it to me after I told him how much I liked it. He was asking $5.00 for it. Couldn’t buy the wood for that.

Sarge, You may want to see how the person that made the one I have did the screws with fancy washers connections. The pictures are on my 1st blog I posted here on LJs.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#6 posted 02-16-2012 10:30 AM

I did something similar a while back:

If I remember correctly there were plans for an apple shaped one in either “fine woodworking” or one of the “art of woodworking” books
I think I used a 4deg angle but mine doesn’t hold together as well as yours.


-- If it's not right, it's wrong

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