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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.

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

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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…
 

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

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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
YES! YES!
 

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Real attractive natural stand!!

Jim
 

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

Bob
 

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

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

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Ahh yes, very pretty wood for sure.
 

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

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VERY nice!
 

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Outstanding! Love that burl.
 

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

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Nice job and congratulations on your 'Daily Top 3' award.
 

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Nearly looks like a map of Australia… and in good Philistine fashion, like most, left off Tasmania…

Great looking stand bm, love the timber…

One question though… now that you have the stand for the phone, but how are you going to put it into your top pocket, let alone make room for the i-Phone?

PS. Hell, I just did my maths (found my abachus)... 54 years to a 10 yo make you a young whipper-snipper... OOPS. this time I used my fingers, Gr.10 is more like 15… but I still feel old(er)...
 
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