Wooden Baskets

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Project by John S. Sandor posted 02-13-2010 08:17 PM 5800 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife saw these baskets and asked me to purchase the pattern book and try to make these baskets. My first two attempts were unreal and were thrown away. Then I tried again and we now have baskets in our house. They are made of red oak and the stakes are of different colors. I love to use wood that is colorful and then put a clear finish on them. I have used purpleheart, paduk, walnut, and bloodwood. I do not like to paint or put a color stain on wood unless it is absolutely necessary.

-- John S. Sandor

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#1 posted 02-13-2010 09:07 PM

These are wonderful baskets John.


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#2 posted 02-13-2010 09:50 PM

Great looking baskets John. Do you have to wet the wood before weaving it?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 02-13-2010 11:23 PM

Welcome to LJ John. As I said at our meeting, I find this to be an incredibly good site. There is a lot to see and a lot to learn. WARNING – spending time on this website can become additive.

And of course, you baskets look great.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#4 posted 02-14-2010 01:46 AM

those basketĀ“s looks great


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#5 posted 02-14-2010 04:54 AM

Your baskets look great. You should do a blog on how you do these. Thanks for posting.

God Bless

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#6 posted 02-14-2010 07:20 AM

beautiful well done

-- of all the things Ive lost in life i miss my mind the most

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#7 posted 02-23-2010 07:52 AM

These look fantastic! What’s the name and author of the book you used?

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#8 posted 03-17-2010 01:34 AM


The name of the author of the book for the baskets is Monroe Dutcher. The book is The New Scroll Saw Basket Volume I and II. If you go to I believe you can get a catalogue and then order the books. Sorry for the delay in answering.


-- John S. Sandor

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#9 posted 12-29-2015 06:42 AM

These books aren’t fo sale anymore. I’ve been trying to get my hands on the first one. Any chance anyone has it with patterns and is willing to sell?

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#10 posted 02-22-2018 02:45 AM

As a fellow basket maker, I appreciate your work. Fortunately, I obtained a copy of Monroe Dutcher’s volume 2 from the Winfield Collection before they ran out. The pattern I am most interested in is the one you show here – a napkin basket. I will gladly pay for a copy of the pattern. Do you have one to sell? I think the original Volume 1 must have contained the pattern. Please, let me know since the volume is no longer available. Thank you, Dan

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