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Display Stand

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Display StandI normally carve, usually my own designs, or unusual (interesting) “other” designs (modified) that inspire me. However, my Pastor requested that I come up with a way of creating a Christmas tree “display” for Poinsettias that could could be used for a Christmas sermon. He left it up to me, but he would have been satisfied with a bunch of card board boxes, on which to display an array of Poinsettias. However I couldn't abide the the “minimalist” idea he would have accepted. The pictures are from the results of his challenge and my unwillingness to do the minimum.The display is used twice each year for Christmas and Easter. (I post this now be cause Easter is over, and you now have a year to recreate (if inspired) the structure.) As an aside, .. our Pastor is violently allergic to Easter Lillies, so I can't provide a picture for this event other than “mixed” flowers for this Celebration.The design, resulted from modifications of a design that I created to display my carvings (and from a ceramics class that I participated in shortly after I “retired”.) It had to fit under the Cross in our Sanctuary (with the “flowers” not obscuring the central purpose of our being there,) and had to take the form of a Christmas tree. It also had to hide (as much as possible) the supporting structure.The result was (I agree) a bit over engineered! To assure the structure would not damage the wall behind the display, would provide adequate “stepping” that would assure proper offset between each step to allow for the “flowers” to both be displayed without damage and still retain a balance that allowed between one and ten (fully loaded) potted flowers to be displayed was a real challenge.What I ended up with was a structure that could stand alone with about 50 pounds of load at the top without damage (tipping couldn't happen), and could hold 200(?) pounds on each of the bottom two shelves without damage, as long as the loads were centered.The details of the design I'll provide to anyone interested.



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Glue Cleanup in Tight Spots

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Glue Cleanup in Tight Spots Glue squeeze-out can be difficult to clean up in tight spaces such as beads and grooves because you can't wipe the area very effectively with a damp rag nor insert a chisel to slice away …Source

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Farmhouse Dining Table

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Farmhouse Dining TableA dining table is the center of so many happy memories. It's the spot where the family gathers for holiday meals, birthday cake, and after-dinner chats. You could either buy a table or make your own. Building your dining table may seem like a big project, but it is pretty straightforward. You can build one for yourself and even a few more for a profit. See the step-by-step plan on how to build a DIY Farmhouse Dining Table.Check out my website for more info and pictures at.co TheDIYPlan



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Easter baskets

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Easter basketsI made a few baskets that I just happened to finish last week
I made a couple of scroll saw baskets. Larger one is poplar with cherry slats, unfinished about 17”x11”. The smaller is maple with cherry slats finished with slightly amber shellac ~ 7.5”x11.5”x6”tall. Made 2 more maple baskets but gave them away before I took pictures :-) curly maple ~ 8”x12.5”x5.5” tall and a slightly smaller 7.5”x11.5” x 4” tall. Same Steve Goode pattern, just different thickness wood and percent size of the pattern



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The Times, They are a-Changin'

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Even in wood finishing. One of my favorite songs back in the 1960s was Bob Dylan's, The Times, They are A-Changin'. This theme applies today to what's happening in wood finishing. It's natural for us to believe that the way …Source

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