Zen Garden

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Project by rb765 posted 06-25-2008 03:50 PM 1523 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My son was at a store the other day and saw a miniature Zen garden and asked if we would buy him one. Of course I said, “Heck no, I’ll make you one.” I used wood from my father’s estate so it has a personnel touch also. I believe the main wood is Peruvian Walnut with Oak corner inserts. The bottom is oak, and the rake is just birch dowels. It is finished in Tung oil with a lacquer over that. Measurements of course are TLAR (that looks about right).

-- Sure Dear, I can make that for you. Lemme just run out and get a tool I need for that.

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#1 posted 06-25-2008 03:54 PM

Hey, you can give those out as Christmas gifts! Looks as good or better than any you’d buy in the store.

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#2 posted 06-25-2008 03:55 PM

Very nice. I feel more at peace already.

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#3 posted 06-25-2008 04:52 PM


Maybe a woodworker should use sawdust instead of sand. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 06-25-2008 05:10 PM

Ohmmmmmmmmm… yep, it feels right, and looks great too! The rake is the coolest!

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#5 posted 06-25-2008 05:12 PM

very cool…i hope your son likes it…i could use one of these on the tough days…I like the TLAR method…

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#6 posted 06-25-2008 11:11 PM

Very nice.

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#7 posted 06-27-2008 01:32 PM

OHMMMMMMMM…...OHMMMMMM…....OHmmmmmm Home on the Range where the deer and the antelope play LOL. Beautiful little Zen box. Very nicely constructed, I really like those corner keys.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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