Special Buckets

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Project by TheeWoodShed posted 505 days ago 1297 views 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are buckets I’ve made in my home shop, yes, using modern machines like table saw, jointer, sanders. I spend my days working at the historical village making buckets and butter churns by hand, but when at home I do enjoy making them with the modern conveniences of electricity. LOL

Pic 1: Black Walnut (some of the left over wood from the sofa table).
Pic 2: Spalted Maple (wife saw the boards at a wood show we were at and fell in love with it).
Pic 3: Spalted Maple Candy Bucket (decorated for Christmas).
Pic 4: My grandson holding a Spalted Maple Mug. (Love it when he is in the shop with me).
Pic 5: Red Cedar Bucket (If you follow southern gospel music, this went to Ivan Parker)

-- "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."

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#1 posted 505 days ago


-- I have the Saw Dust Fever

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#2 posted 505 days ago

Really nice work. Thanks for sharing.

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#3 posted 505 days ago

Sir I need to make one of these for a friend. Can you give me a quick tutorial, or is it something you’ve written down? You can send me aprivate message if you like.
You do a very nice job on these.

-- MrHart

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 505 days ago

Beautiful work sir

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#5 posted 505 days ago

great job. I like it

-- Dave -

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#6 posted 505 days ago

Me thinks makin a bucket like yours, just went on my bucket list. Thaks for the inspiration.

-- Don, North Carolina, " A sharp blade & a tuned saw= happiness"

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#7 posted 505 days ago

Good looking Buckets..

-- arnies

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#8 posted 504 days ago

Some have asked if I have written down some guidelines to making a bucket in a modern day work shop. I did so late last night and this morning. Through trial and error, its a written guide as to how I do it. But everyone is different. You need to do what feels good to you and what you like… or if you’re doing it for a client, then for what they like.

Even tho I use modern machines in my home shop, I still prefer to make wooden buckets by hand! Crazy I know!

But if you’d like to see how I make buckets at home, just send me an email and I will send it to you. I dont like “secrets”. If I can help someone out or if they can help me out, its for the better!!!!

-- "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."

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#9 posted 504 days ago

Very nice work.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#10 posted 504 days ago

Bravo on using an eye splice to attach the rope. Looks much more authentic. Shows excellent attention to detail.

-- "I like the quiet I hear." - Channing, age 4

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#11 posted 503 days ago

Very cool buckets and mug as well! Like the amazing wood choice and the rope added a great touch. Great job!

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Bob A in NJ

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#12 posted 503 days ago

Really cool and useful project. Thanks

-- Bob A in NJ

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#13 posted 478 days ago

Fantastic buckets!

-- If you can dream it, I can do it!

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