Reborn after 54 years, my Gr. 10 project.

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Project by bushmaster posted 03-15-2018 02:32 AM 1365 views 1 time favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a stand for the phone when I reorganized the living room, I remembered a stand I made in Gr. 10, that would be the spring of 1964. I had used it for a plant stand for many years, ended up in the basement. One of those treasured thing one never throws away. The assignment at the time was to design and build an ash try stand. We did not smoke but I found a ashtray and this is the project after many years of re purposed use

We did use it for a phone stand for awhile, but wanted to make a new top and shelf, ended up finding a couple of slabs of a burl that was about the right size. Just needed to sand them down, actually used the thickness planer, then drum sander and then finish off by hand.

I guess that picture, I have already poured the epoxy finish on, I love the depth and brilliance of this type of finish on burls. This burl is from a popular tree, here is one taken in the sunshine.

Now after 54 years it lives again in all its glory. New top and self, repainted frame and polished feet, as good as new and has memories of that year in 1963. I believe we had a judged display that year and it did recieve recognition.

Thanks for looking, Comments are appreciated.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#1 posted 03-15-2018 02:48 AM

That’s super Brian. New life for a memory. Looks great too :)

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#2 posted 03-15-2018 02:50 AM

Ten out of Ten, Brian… Your old school teacher would have given you top marks, but then with the standard of your craftsmanship, one would expect that with such a beautiful table…

PS – If I may be so bold, the new one is heaps better than the old one…

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#3 posted 03-15-2018 03:11 AM

Great job re purposing the stand. I would say your work has improved 10 fold. Looks beautiful.

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

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#4 posted 03-15-2018 03:32 AM

Ten out of Ten, Brian… Your old school teacher would have given you top marks, but then with the standard of your craftsmanship, one would expect that with such a beautiful table…

PS – If I may be so bold, the new one is heaps better than the old one…

- crowie


-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#5 posted 03-15-2018 03:53 AM

Real attractive natural stand!!


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

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#6 posted 03-15-2018 06:34 AM

Have to love that Brian, Burl wood is something else. Just love it.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#7 posted 03-15-2018 06:56 AM

I like the new one more than the first one. The wood is so nice. Well done.


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#8 posted 03-15-2018 10:02 AM

Very well done, nothing goes to waste and the final result is stunning, bravo.

-- andrek

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#9 posted 03-15-2018 10:50 AM

Ahh yes, very pretty wood for sure.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#10 posted 03-15-2018 02:05 PM

Yes that is a beautiful burl.


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Gene Howe

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#11 posted 03-15-2018 02:24 PM

Very, very nice rehab. Love those slabs of poplar. Just gorgeous. Great job.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#12 posted 03-15-2018 03:07 PM

VERY nice!

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#13 posted 03-15-2018 05:00 PM

Outstanding! Love that burl.

-- Still trying to master kindling making

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#14 posted 03-15-2018 06:45 PM

Very impresive. I like that natural edges and the way you put those metal rods thru lower deck.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 03-15-2018 07:37 PM

This is a beautiful project. Nice work!

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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