Potato Bin

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Project by Vince85 posted 11-14-2009 05:44 AM 3837 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a potato bin I just finished yesterday. It is made from solid cherry with lacewood inlay and accents. The inside bottom is just cherry slats and the back has holes drilled in it for air flow. I had a hell of a time with the angles involved in this project. Getting the top piece angle and the lid angle to match with the sides, it gave me a headache for awhile. But I finally got it really close and went with it.I was unsure of what to finish it with to set off the cherry grain as well as show off the lacewood. My wife wanted it stained dark (which I hear is a crime on cherry, which I agree with totally now) but every dark stain I tested on scrap made cherry so dark the lacewood would have been pointless. Anyways I finally settled on Danish Oil (I hope thats not a crime Im just a beginner). The bin I took measurments from had a knob towards the bottom of the lid for opening but my lid hangs over enough I dont think Im going to install one. Hinges are solid brass . Oh and its supposed to hold a 10 lb bag of potatoes I will be going to the store tomorrow and we shall find out for sure. Im very new to woodworking so let me know if there are things I should have done different. Sorry some of the pics are blurry but after all this is a woodworking site not a photography site right.
Also the pics make it look more yellow than it is exp on the tops when shot from the side
Thanks for checking my work

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#1 posted 11-14-2009 05:50 AM

wow that’s the fanciest potato bin I’ve ever seen


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#2 posted 11-14-2009 06:10 AM

That is a nice spud bin, Everytime I do a project, I think of things I could of or shoild have done different:-)) Looks good from here!!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 11-14-2009 06:31 AM

Really nice tater bin…..sure beats the pants off the bushel baskets my grandma used for tater storage in the fruit cellar.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#4 posted 11-14-2009 06:33 AM

Nice potato bin.

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#5 posted 11-14-2009 04:33 PM

That’s a nice project. One of the satisfying aspects of our hobby is figuring out how to overcome challenges unfamiliar to us. Of course we all find fault with our own work. Good job!!

-- Roy L, Arizona

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