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All's WELL that ends well

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Project by oldnovice posted 04-13-2018 05:10 AM 1051 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few years, before I left the friendly confines of my employer, one of my coworkers asked me to make a “wishing well” for his wedding 10 days away. I told him this is kind of short notice, but he was a friend, so I did a quick sketch over lunch and he said, “that’s it, build it”.

It is pine, cedar, with a cedar shake roof, and a plywood bottom so he can add a liner and flowers after the wedding.
The crank mechanism works but it will never reach water!

The little well was made with leftover material and was a surprise!

The project title has an uppercase WELL, for the main project, and a lowercase one for the little well!

Seeing the well posted by Sunburned reminded me of one of my old projects, thanks Sunburned!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"





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DeLayne Peck

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#1 posted 04-13-2018 06:09 AM

Very WELL done, Hans! I enjoy looking back at the “Journey Projects” that shaped the skill and expertise we have today.

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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#2 posted 04-13-2018 06:47 AM

Hans, That’s a lovely little well. Just perfect for your friend. Let’s hope it brought good luck for his marriage.

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Jim Bertelson

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#3 posted 04-13-2018 03:44 PM

Cute item. Objects for the lawn and garden don’t have to have fine craftsmanship, but they do need attention to details like wood types, etc. Up here, the things I make for the garden and such tend to last for decades.

Finally really beginning to melt here. Reached 60 deg yesterday in places….

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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Woodknack

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#4 posted 04-13-2018 05:11 PM

That’s wishing him well!

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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doubleDD

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#5 posted 04-14-2018 12:23 AM

All is well on this nice looking well.

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

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#6 posted 04-14-2018 01:03 AM

Looks great! I love the roof!

-- Woodworking Forever

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#7 posted 04-14-2018 07:16 AM

Nice well – I like that rotating mechanisam actualy working.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Andrek

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#8 posted 04-16-2018 11:00 AM

Very well done, and a nice gift

-- andrek

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