White Oak Basket

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Project by cricket324 posted 520 days ago 937 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Because I work at Home Depot and own a woodshop, I get asked to help out alot when we do the children’s workshops and the women’s Do-it-herself workshops. I was asked a while ago to come up with a prototype for a picnic basket the women were going to do. I made my original out of white oak and then added a simple ribbon made from lacewood. I designed it so the handle, when folded over, would rest in the notched side pieces. I built a fuming tent, bought some strong ammonia hydrochloride and fumed it. For the women’s workshop, I simplified the design by making the handles more straigtforward and eliminating the arched side pieces, opting for straight sides instead. The end result is I stood in my shop all day on my day off and milled 280 seperate pieces. Ouch!

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#1 posted 520 days ago

very shap bet that was a long day

-- greg indiana

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#2 posted 519 days ago

Great work, love the ribbon detail!

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#3 posted 519 days ago

That’s an awe inspiring work and art! The ribbon detail is tremendous! Perfectly done!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#4 posted 519 days ago

Cool design well done.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 518 days ago

Nice work I bet they all loved it nice easy design for the beginner start out with love it I just mite make some for
friends and some family .
thank you for show us good work .

-- Nimkee** Joe

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#6 posted 518 days ago

Nice Job, didn’t Home Depot pay you to do the work? I would certainly ask for some compensation for a day of my time.

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#7 posted 517 days ago

Thanks Jesse…payment for me is always the joy of being in my woodshop.

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#8 posted 517 days ago

Beautiful and well made basket! Like the design and the ribbon creates a nice touch. A great gift idea!

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