Indoor Flower Planter

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Project by Joe posted 07-08-2020 12:31 AM 822 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s nice to be back again, I was without a computer for quite some time and unable to post. My computer went with my son to college, again, and I didn’t get a replacement until June. Then someone explained that I could have used my phone. Maybe if I were younger, I’m not that tech savvy by any means, but I am trying to learn how to use that phone too.
I’ve made another gift planter, this one goes to my doctor at the VA. If you have ever wondered what socialized medicine would look like all you have to do is look at the VA. I am fortunate to have a very good doctor, she is from the Philippines. I made this planter for her as a thank you for taking such good care of me. I’m old and cantankerous and she has to put up with a lot.
The wood is from Africa, a kind of scrap wood named Black something, Ask Boxguy he gave it to me, a scrap piece and said make something with this. So I did, and he told me the name, but I’m Old and dumb and I can’t remember. The trim, splines and inlay are Wenge.
It’s 5” 3/4” x 5” 3/4” x 5 3/4” The inside is finished with Flex Seal and the outside is finished with Rubio Monocoat.
Thanks for taking a look at my flower planter. Be kind and Stay Safe

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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woodshaver Tony C

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#1 posted 07-08-2020 12:58 AM

Well done and a very a nice gift for your doctor. Good idea using Flex Seal I’ll have to give that one a try!

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

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#2 posted 07-08-2020 01:42 AM

What a nice gift! Like the contrasting colors. Thanks for sharing.

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James E McIntyre

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#3 posted 07-08-2020 03:24 AM

Joe, I’m sure your doctor is going to love it
When your son comes home to visit I’m sure he can help you with the smart phone to post and take photos.

My so always helps me with phones and computers.

The Flex Seal is a good idea to stop leaks and wood damage.

The combination of the wood is great.

Your splines are nice. Did you make your own spline jig?

-- James E McIntyre

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#4 posted 07-08-2020 05:28 AM

Beautiful wood, beautiful vase box….so good fit to the green plant!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#5 posted 07-08-2020 11:07 AM

great lumber combo and design

-- 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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#6 posted 07-08-2020 01:01 PM

Wow, that’s a great idea. I’m gonna use this to spruce up a couple of our house plants.

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

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#7 posted 07-08-2020 01:58 PM

Neat project and so well done great job Joe

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#8 posted 07-08-2020 07:39 PM

Its beautiful work.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#9 posted 07-10-2020 06:59 AM

Hey, Joe, thanks for posting this as a box. I really think fellow lumberjocks would like using the two coating you have used. Flex seal inside and Rubio Monocoat on the outside. By the way the wood is Black Limba. It only grows within a mile or two of the coast and the wood is invaded by a fungus that gives it it’s unusual color. Here is a link to another box made with this same wood.. I think lots of woodworkers could use these two products for urns, flower pots, outdoor projects. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#10 posted 07-10-2020 07:05 AM

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