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Project by pauldye posted 12-28-2013 08:02 PM 1282 views 7 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was from a recent Woodsmith magazine. I thought it would be easy, but I had to stop a few times, to learn how to do something new.

Cutting the angled dados on the inside of the slats was new. That was not difficult, but with 12 slats to do, I ruined a few because of lack of focus.

There are two 12-sided rings included. They are each made of two 6-sided rings, glued together. The top ring had to be routered with a tramel for an inside circular opening. The wooden button plugs were stained with india ink. I tried to use Sharpie, but that runs. I guess permanent does not mean indelible. India ink worked great.

I finished with boiled Linseed Oil, and polyurethene.





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#1 posted 12-28-2013 08:42 PM

it came out nice. The fact that you learned along the way makes it a very valuable project.

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

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redmen

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#2 posted 12-28-2013 10:22 PM

Now that’s creative!

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#3 posted 12-28-2013 10:44 PM

Nice work. Turned out great. I could use one of these for my wood scraps.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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#4 posted 12-29-2013 12:22 AM

Nice work and I love the recycled wood element, too.

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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#5 posted 12-30-2013 06:29 AM

Great piece, O love recycled wood projects

-- Norman

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#6 posted 12-30-2013 06:51 AM

nice work with the pillet wood.

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#7 posted 01-09-2014 02:50 PM

Nice job. I better find a more reliable source for pallet wood, my project list keeps getting longer.

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