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Blog series by stefang updated 05-26-2016 07:42 PM 3 parts 7583 reads 55 comments total

Part 1: Preparing the staves and the bottom.

04-06-2016 05:10 PM by stefang | 21 comments »

My son asked me to make him a stave container for his basement hobby shop where he builds custom bicycles. It will serve a dual purpose as a waste basket and a leg for one corner of a wall mounted fold away work bench. The dimensions are 101cm or 39´1/2” tall and 30cm or 12” inside diameter. It will be made from some cheap pine sold to be used for construction on cement forms. The wood dimensions are 15mm or slightly over 1/2” and a finished width of 7.77cm or about 3R...

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Part 2: Making the Dados for the Bottom

05-23-2016 12:41 PM by stefang | 16 comments »

StrugglingMy apologies for being so late with this follow-up to the first blog in this series. I had to do a lot of work to get our garden into shape for the spring/summer season and it went pretty slow for me this year as I am getting old and decrepit. RecapYou might recall that I had finished coving the staves for this container on my table saw. This is only going to be a utilitarian item which will serve as a moveable 2nd leg a for wall hinged work bench and I only did the coving for m...

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Part 3: Grand Finale

05-26-2016 07:42 PM by stefang | 18 comments »

Big glue-up decisionMy last blog in this series left off after chiseling the datos for the bottom of my very tall ‘bucket’. The next step was a dry clamping before glue-up, and then I had to decide if I could do it all in one go. Glue-upApplication of the glue went so fast on the first half that I decided there would be enough time to do both halves before the glue set, so I went with the all-in-one-go approach. The two glued halves were placed on the bottom and band clamps ...

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