I'm Going Bananas

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Project by Trev_Batstone posted 03-02-2012 06:33 PM 1846 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a mistake of showing Steve’s (Mere Mortals) banana holder to the wife, and she said that she would like one for the kitchen counter. So, off to the workshop.. and grabbed a piece of Aromatic Red Cedar that was left over from a previous project. I then took a piece of paper, a pencil and my french curves and drew an outline of a shape that I thought would be suitable, glued the pattern to the wood and cut out the two pieces on my scroll saw (I don’t have a bandsaw). Then I rounded over the edges on the router table and sanded them. To finish the project, I applied orange oil to the wood, followed later by two applications of wood wax. Keep the wife happy and you can spend more time in the shop.


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#1 posted 03-02-2012 06:35 PM

Nice job Trev – I like the organic shape, – beautiful color on that cedar too!

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#2 posted 03-02-2012 06:38 PM

Bananas are hanging the wrong way :-P The fundamental flaw in these things is that every time you get down to one… it can’t hold it anymore….

This looks great! I really like the finish on it. We’ve had one for years and it’s seen a lot of use!

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#3 posted 03-02-2012 06:42 PM

Nice job Trev. When I saw your post on facebook I had an idea this was what you were monkeying around with. We eat a lot of bananas in our household and I have not showed my wife this one because I don’t have time to make one at the moment. My honeydo list is a bit to long at the moment to add to it.

I really like the cedar. It will be a rich addition to your counter top

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#4 posted 03-02-2012 07:27 PM

hey hey im a monkey…i love my banana;s around…i think were going banana’s so im singin this song…......hey hey im a monkey…you made a nice little holder….

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 03-02-2012 07:29 PM

Very clever; at least I haven’t seen one. You did a nice job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#6 posted 03-02-2012 07:29 PM

Hello trev

A nice job ( Thanks to Steve and all his ideas and vidéos)

I love bananas.

I must do one like this

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#7 posted 03-02-2012 08:27 PM

Mosquito.. Thank you! I did have the bananas hanging the wrong way, so I just took another photo of them hanging properly.


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#8 posted 03-02-2012 11:46 PM

Great job, I don’t often see cedar used like this on LJ but it turned out great!

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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