Mother in law wanted a wishing well for her front yard to replace a rotted out one. Nothing she saw by the house was big enough or "authentic". So, like the dummy I am I volunteered to make her one. Can't be that hard, expensive, or complicated, right? We still owed her a Xmas present yet anyway. So........ I searched the net and got a 1/2 **s plan that I figured I could adopt to my needs.
Off to Menards. It's a start and I'll be back at least a couple more times. Going to use rough sawn cedar so it should last a while. It's 11% off that week so I "only" spent $356. And it's just the start.
The plan called for using sections or blocks cut from pieces of 2 x 4. Why can't I make it a real octagon? Good excuse to order that Miter Set jiggie thing. Plus I can now use the spare contractor saw from Lowes I bought last year when I was having trouble with the main table saw. It hasn't sawed a board yet. Drag it up from the basement.
Pieces are cut. They look good. But will they fit?
Looks like the Miter Set jig did it's job.
Let's see what we can make it look like? Also get to use the new Hitachie finish nailer I got on sale. Major job I need a new tool - and it is for YOUR mother, dear.
It quit raining so I got kicked out of the garage.
Just a matter of building up the layers. That took a lot of wood, screws, and nails. That nail gun was worth it!!!!
Like a 1/2 dozen lawyers on the bottom of a lake -- a darn good start!