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Forum topic by BobWemm posted 05-15-2017 06:31 AM 710 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-15-2017 06:31 AM

I know this has nothing to do with woodworking, but for many of us our other halves contribute to some of the stuff we make.
My Darling wife Betty is very talented and does a big range of Crafts, including Painting, Quilting, Mosaics, and all sorts of stuff.
We were given this object a couple of months ago, and Betty decided that it would make a very neat “PORTA-POTTY”.
I think it has turned out very well, and it will be entered into our local Arts & Craft Exhibition to be held during the first two weeks of September, here in Kalbarri.
Hope you like it and thanks for looking.
C & C Welcome.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#1 posted 05-15-2017 07:34 AM

You need to share more of Mrs. Honorable Bob’s stuff, good sir. This is positively charming. It’s quite the rave, in certain parts of the U.S., for old WCs to find their way to the garden, re-purposed as plant stands and such. But, this is the only one I’ve seen (and, admittedly, I haven’t seen everything there is) that shows such attention to detail. Usually, they’re just filled with dirt in which plants grow. The fact that it is of an antique style really sets it apart, as well. Thank you. This is art that moves one to contemplate his place in the Universe.

-- Mark

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#2 posted 05-15-2017 07:43 AM

Ha ha Love it.

Brings back memories of my time in Katerine NT at the RAAF base.
My portable building always had those green frogs in the room I could never work out how the got in, until I mentioned it at work one day and was informed how they enter!!

Also on a more important note there is a public toilet block on the Sunshine Coast where the work of art should be set for everybody to see and admire!

Well done Mrs Bob !!

-- Regards Rob

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#3 posted 05-15-2017 08:06 AM

Mark and Rob, thanks Guys.
There have been quite a few suggestions as to what should be done with this, but we won’t go there.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#4 posted 05-15-2017 10:13 AM

Betty sure does have an eye for detail. It takes real talent to make a Port a Potty look this good. The frogs appear to be very curious trying to decide if it’s ok to jump in! LOL!
Speaking of frogs they remind me of a little incident that happened in our out door shower a few days ago. I reached for the shampoo and caught a frog between my hand and the bottle as I picked it up! Scared the S _ T out of me as he squirmed trying to get away! :)
Please tell Betty she did a fine job on her project!
Cheers! Tony

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

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#5 posted 05-15-2017 11:28 AM

That is so cool, Bob. I hope you win with it!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#6 posted 05-15-2017 12:37 PM

I love to see household items turned into art. This is no exception. Bathtubs are another one you see in places. Tell Betty she has taken this to a new level and it brings a smile to my face. Good luck at the exhibition.

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

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#7 posted 05-15-2017 04:31 PM

Absolutely beautiful! I replace 3 of them several years ago and now I wish I save them. What a great way of recycling china. My wife liked them too. It would make good garden decoration. Now I have to go look for some the neighbors are replacing … lol

Thanks for sharing.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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