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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 07-12-2019 12:00 AM 522 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had an order for this piece to be square and I was not going to post it because it would be a simple project.
I did not want to make it like that so I asked her if I could make a hex bucket sleeve to give it a better appearance…and she agreed. It is to cover a bucket they leave out for something and wanted it hidden from view from the road.
I used 1×10 rough sawn cedar and the boards were cupped a bit and I could not bevel the edges accurately enough like that so they got planed flat. This was good job to tune up my Dewalt biscuit cutter with as I found it to be off for flat work and after fixing the stop for that, the 60 degree angle came out right on for this work.
The sleeve is 14” across the flats inside and 15” high. The are 3 #20 biscuits in each joint. I routed in a hand slot on two sides to lift it off. It is unfinished and she will probably stain it.

To make the 60 degree bevels parallel I had to make an addition to my fence so the first cut could ride on the bevel surface and not the thin edge. I had to make 3 little T-nuts to go in my fence to hold it on there. I added 2 shots of the fence addition.

Cheers, Jim

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





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Druid

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#1 posted 07-12-2019 12:22 AM

Looks good Jim.
I guess that I should resist asking why you didn’t make it 5 sided for the 5 gallon bucket. Not common to see a “Penta-Gallon” bucket/sleeve combination. ;)
I think that we all will appreciate what you say in comment #12. Thanks. ;)

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#2 posted 07-12-2019 12:53 AM

Good looking project Jim, another happy customer.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#3 posted 07-12-2019 01:32 AM

A bit of complexity there Jim, great result.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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recycle1943

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#4 posted 07-12-2019 02:29 AM

Good job on the sleeve Jim and all sorts of uses come to mind for an out bucket but pretty sure none of them fit your clients use

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#5 posted 07-12-2019 03:57 AM

Looks really great, Jim. Bet they were happy with it.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 07-12-2019 05:48 AM

A bucket’s bucket.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hbmPhba--No

-- Mark

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#7 posted 07-12-2019 06:12 AM

very nice,mate

-- bambi

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#8 posted 07-12-2019 09:17 AM

Jim …... Should do the job nicely….I can understand that sometimes folk need a little something to not attract attention from the road. It looks good and wont invite unwanted opportunists to thieve or interfere.

Great Idea and Great Project, The Hex shape looks goods. I think there would be ample weight in the timber for it to sit even on a windy day.

Regards, Cliff

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#9 posted 07-12-2019 01:27 PM

Nice work Jim!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#10 posted 07-12-2019 02:49 PM

A very cleaver way to disguise a bucket GREAT JOB :<)))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#11 posted 07-12-2019 03:07 PM

You realy turned that idea into something ’’not ordinary’’.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 07-12-2019 03:15 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments. I love the encouragement from all you Lumberjocks !!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#13 posted 07-12-2019 07:18 PM

Love how you just can’t stand leaving “simple enough” alone! 8^)

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#14 posted 07-12-2019 11:30 PM

Thanks, Bruce. I just have to have a challenge!

cheers, Jim

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

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#15 posted 07-13-2019 09:03 PM

That’s a beauty Jim. Even simple projects can look great if the right person does it. I use a 5 gallon bucket out at the trailer for cans and bottles. I may do something similar.

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

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