Ash bucket lid - wood over ashes...

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Project by mafe posted 12-08-2013 01:25 PM 1959 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ash bucket lid
wood over ashes…

After making the bucket with Mike (Stefang), I thought I needed to make a matching lid for the metal bucket.
Decided to make it a hand tools only project, manly Japanese.
This post is from the blog:

1. A sweet pair.
2. Making the board.
3. Attempting to saw…
4. Using my home made cutting gauge.
5. Planning for the final design.
6. This is what it is all about.

Wood over ashes, might inspire…

Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Jim Rowe

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#1 posted 12-08-2013 01:50 PM

These are really nice. I have just moved to a new place that has an open fire that creates ash so I have added this to my To Do list.
Thanks for posting.

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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Don W

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#2 posted 12-08-2013 01:59 PM

another one off the Bucket list :-)

Well done as usual Mads!!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#3 posted 12-08-2013 02:10 PM

is this the precursor for kicking the bucket, enjoyed the blog, using that saw was not so easy huh, i always love learning how to use a new tool, good project, i need a good metal bucket, right now i let the ashes go totally cold before i put them in my large PVC bucket,,,but one time i took out the ask while there was stll aparently some hot little coals, unbenounced to me, it melted a small hole in the bucket…lol…i was much more careful after that, but still need the metal bucket, so mads, how about doing a blog on making a solid metal bucket :)

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 12-08-2013 03:22 PM

Did you learn that technique making shields for the Vikings Mads? Looks great and good hands on experience with the old saw. Just be glad you don’t have to make a living with it! You are getting pretty close to moving back into your shop. Are you planning to make the move before Christmas?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 12-08-2013 03:26 PM

Mads,,, Nice work buddy…. Great work…. Always fun to see your posts!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 12-08-2013 03:33 PM

Good work

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 12-08-2013 03:33 PM

Nice Lids!

The two buckets look like brother and sister setting in front of the fire.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#8 posted 12-08-2013 05:35 PM

Nice work, Mads. Thanks for sharing!!............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 12-08-2013 05:40 PM

Great idea Mads
I also need a lid for our ash can


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#10 posted 12-08-2013 06:18 PM

This is on my wish list to Santa.
I have been using a metal coffee can for years. (too small – can’t find metal coffee cans any more)
I would need the one with the handle to make it easier to carry out. The larger size would be great…............

-- mike...............

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#11 posted 12-08-2013 08:30 PM

Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#12 posted 12-08-2013 11:14 PM

That is just the ticket Mads. It looks like it has always been there. Very nice.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#13 posted 12-09-2013 03:57 AM

Very nice my friend, very nice indeed.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#14 posted 12-09-2013 06:02 AM

good idea mad. that changes the look of the bucket quite a bit.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#15 posted 12-09-2013 09:02 PM

Very rewarding work. Why settle for seconds, even when working on something as simple as a lid? I say, put your heart and soul into it. That’s what you did here.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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