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Project by Kase posted 06-03-2013 06:52 AM 1488 views 12 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Wooden buckets made out of scrap I had laying around my shop

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#1 posted 06-03-2013 07:57 AM

Excellent idea how to use scraps.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 06-03-2013 08:39 AM

It’s amazing how many great ideas start with “scraps”

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#3 posted 06-03-2013 10:55 AM

I would be remiss in failing to comment here… Nice job!

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

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#4 posted 06-03-2013 12:05 PM

Looks good …I would like to try …wouldn,t know where to start…that would make a great how to blog if you would care to do one.


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#5 posted 06-03-2013 12:21 PM

Ok Kase…..’fess up… did you do it?

-- Tim Harrelson

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#6 posted 06-03-2013 03:03 PM

I’ve been playing around with doing this.
I believe you decide how many slats you want and
divide 180 by the number.
The trick is to be sure the wide side of each piece is exactly the same.
Of course, that is for vertical sides. The tapered sides still elude me.
Still working on how to hold everything together during glue up.
Nice work.

-- If we learn from our mistakes, I should be a genius!

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#7 posted 06-03-2013 03:50 PM

Nice. I need to make some of those for some planters my wife wants.

-- Josh, Central California, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Aspiring novice woodworker.

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#8 posted 06-04-2013 04:15 AM

Wonderful idea. I like it. Another item to add to my ‘bucket list’.


-- --half full, half empty? How about twice as big as it needs to be?

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#9 posted 06-04-2013 06:38 AM

Great job. Not sure I could figure out the math on this project. Would be interesting to give it a try.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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#10 posted 06-04-2013 10:55 AM

Thanks for the comments guys, it’s really simple to build.
Tapered buckets are alittle more complicated. The easiest
Way to hold them together is laying them face down on
Some good duct tape. Then simply put glue and the tape
Holds everything together.

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#11 posted 06-04-2013 11:01 AM

For a 12 inch bucket the staves are 3 1/2 inches wide and the angle is 15 degrees
For a 24 inch bucket it’s 1 1/2 inch staves and the angle is 5 degrees, and they are
12 staves for 12 inch bucket, and 32 for a 24 inch bucket

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#12 posted 06-04-2013 03:31 PM

These are great. Have you thought of making a butter churn ?

-- ... Never Apologise For Being Right ...

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#13 posted 06-06-2013 02:19 PM

Another creative way to use wood scraps. They look good, very well crafted buckets. Great job!

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#14 posted 06-06-2013 04:24 PM

Nice work, I’m gonna add this to my “bucketlist”. I’ll need your help when I start it !!!

-- Harry - Bonifay, FL

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