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Project by JOYBOY posted 03-12-2012 12:25 AM 1266 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another bourbon barrel stave project… I think I am getting hooked on these things

-- Good enough ain't good enough, Make it right





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GrandpaLen

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#1 posted 03-12-2012 01:12 AM

I think I am getting hooked on these things

Not to worry unless your having to empty the barrel by yourself before it is available for your next project. lol

Repurposed wood transformed into an artistic new life and pleasing to the eye. Always a win – win.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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Steve Esterby

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#2 posted 03-12-2012 03:23 AM

love the curviture,it has a great flow.

-- steve...e-mail-themantelshop@hotmail.com........remember,the best teacher is repetition.

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JOYBOY

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#3 posted 03-12-2012 11:08 AM

The challenge with the staves is that there are NO straight lines or 90 degree angles to reference from! All done with “sight” and splitting the difference.

-- Good enough ain't good enough, Make it right

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ptofimpact

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#4 posted 03-12-2012 11:35 AM

Nice bench, been wondering what to make from the remaining staves left, shall consider this.

-- Pete in NC

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Dpetty

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#5 posted 03-12-2012 01:08 PM

Very nice. Where do you get the bourbon barrels from?

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JOYBOY

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#6 posted 03-12-2012 02:21 PM

The barrels are hard to come by. However, I have been very lucky in getting product to work with so far. Being in the middle of Bourbon Country does help. There are several outlets on the internet… just Google up “Bourbon Barrels”.

-- Good enough ain't good enough, Make it right

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HickoryHill

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#7 posted 02-02-2013 02:00 AM

Nice, got a Maker’s Mark barrel sitting here, debating what to do with it. Makes a good end table right now.

Been looking at several of these types of projects, wondering how in the heck do people join the parts together. Got any tips?

-- Jim, Michigan

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JOYBOY

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#8 posted 02-02-2013 12:43 PM

Measure twice… cut once!! It was not as easy as I thought it would be. Biggest issue is that there are no straight lines or points of reference. Having said that, I just surfed the net and printed some pics of some things I liked and started going at it. I did use a seamstress tape to do most of my measuring. It is loose and fexible. I found it to be better than a standard tape to insure accuracy. I used a contour gauge and angle gauge to make my cuts. I also pre drilled all holes and used coarse thread wood screws. Good luck to you. I have to make 12 more benches for a local garden shop who would like to sell them this spring! Keep in touch
Jay

-- Good enough ain't good enough, Make it right

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