Happy Anniversary Honey!

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Project by Alongiron posted 09-28-2012 12:20 PM 2897 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This Arts and Craft style Pedestal is a gift for my wife for our 29th Wedding Anniversary! It is made from QSWO and stands 36” tall and the top has an 18” diameter. I have finished it as I do with all my projects; Danish Oil and 2 coats of shellac, finish sanding with 1000 grit sandpaper and a coat of wax. Happy Anniversary Honey! How time flys when your having fun! I love you!

I hope that this piece inspires each of you to make something special for your loved one as well. There is nothing greater than a gift from your heart!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....Steve Lien

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#1 posted 09-28-2012 02:42 PM

Congrats! Nice wood,great design and finish. I love it!
What kind of joints did you use? Half-lap, dowels, biscuits?
And thanks for the measurements, because from the pictures I wouldn’t have thought the top was as large as 18’’.



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#2 posted 09-28-2012 02:43 PM

Happy anniversary!! That is one beautiful stand!!

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

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#3 posted 09-28-2012 02:59 PM

Serge…I did see that I stated the top was 18” ....that is incorrect…it is 16” sorry, my thumbs do not type very good. The joint that I used is what I call a sliding dado joint. Once I had each of the 4 legs cut out I glued two of each togeather. Now I have 2 legs. I measured down exactly halfway top to bottom of each piece. I cut from the center point up on one and from the center point down on the other the thickness of my wood. I glued and slid the two pieces togeather. To attach the top, I used 1/2×1 mending plates on each of the 4 legs. Hope this helps. Let me know if you have other questions.

Jim..Thank you! I just try to keep myself out of the dog house!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....Steve Lien

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#4 posted 09-28-2012 03:09 PM

Thanks for the update, Alongiron. 2” inches is not a big deal since I thought is was about 8” in diameter. You definitivery used what I call half-lap joint. Thanks for the info. I’m keeping pictures of it because it’ll be on my todo list, perhalps as a Xmas gift to my daughters (they are my honeys!).



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#5 posted 09-28-2012 04:36 PM

Very nice looking design and nicely done.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 09-28-2012 06:03 PM

It is inspiring! Nothing beats something given out of genuine love.

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#7 posted 09-29-2012 10:49 AM

Added to my favorites. Well done

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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