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Project by blackcherry posted 06-21-2013 07:00 PM 1058 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So I’ve had this small crown molding dish laying around the shop for quite some time now not knowing what to use it for and this morning while out at the big box store this brain storm hit me…Bonsai dish. The small rug juniper were price at five buck so I grab one and when to town on assembly. Had to make the dish water proof so I split open one of those old tube of silicone caulk and gave the dish a quick coat all over as well as the drain holes then layered in a small screen of wire mesh and a layer of pea gravel and then added the juniper. Then it was Mr. Miyagi time pruning and wiring and now we have a conversation piece that looks cool out on the deck table. This would really be a cool summertime project with up incoming small Lumber jocks, give it a try ….Blkcherry





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PurpLev

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#1 posted 06-21-2013 07:03 PM

Miyagi would be proud, this is a brilliant idea!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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cajunpen

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#2 posted 06-21-2013 07:15 PM

Wax on, Wax off said Mr. Miyagi :-) Great little project.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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blackcherry

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#3 posted 06-21-2013 07:22 PM

PurpLev thanks for the comment now I think of making a longer version that I can fasten to the hand rails to except multiple bonsai, like three in a row. I have plenty of cut off to give it a go…try this with your little darling there a blast to care for…BC

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SPalm

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#4 posted 06-21-2013 07:38 PM

That is so cool.
You done well Grasshopper.

Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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Lenny

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#5 posted 06-21-2013 09:50 PM

Well done Wilson-san. Great idea and a fine end result.

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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gfadvm

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#6 posted 06-22-2013 12:19 AM

That is a very cool bonsai dish/tree. I think a multi level, staggered stand to hold 3 trees would be cool.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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aussiedave

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#7 posted 06-22-2013 01:27 AM

Well done and great idea…...I hate it when stuff is left over from a project and can’t find a use for it….dislike waste…

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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Blackie_

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#8 posted 06-22-2013 02:55 AM

Now that’s a dish served well, very nice.

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#9 posted 06-22-2013 04:43 AM

I like the proportions of your project, they’re perfect.

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Roger

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#10 posted 06-22-2013 12:01 PM

Looks like a happy home fer that Bonsai tree

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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jbschutz

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#11 posted 06-22-2013 03:50 PM

Ah, so, Wilson-san. Great idea and execution. Reminds me of the time about 40 years ago, when I was draining my little boxwood Bonsai in the kitchen sink, and my wife dumped pot of boiling water over it. I have recently started speaking to her again. The wiring, trimming and training of a decades-old bonsai can be quite a hobby.

-- jbschutz www.johnschutz.com

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MarkTheFiddler

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#12 posted 06-22-2013 04:00 PM

I say brilliant! Now I’m going to collect crown molding scraps.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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bondogaposis

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#13 posted 06-23-2013 01:54 PM

Very Nice, That tree is going to develop some real character over time.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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Mauricio

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#14 posted 06-24-2013 09:05 PM

Oh wow so thats crown molding mitered together? Great idea!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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Fishinbo

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#15 posted 06-25-2013 03:22 PM

Creative way to use the molding scraps. It looks good, has a very nice shape. Great job!

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