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I got tired of making boxes so I decided to make a few plant stands - or some folks call them fern stands. I made these 8-sided with a mahogany splines where each of the 8-sides come together. I applied numerous coats of Zar oil-base poly mixed 50/50 with mineral spirits.

I got 400 board feet of soft tiger maple so I made one plant stand out of tiger maple.

Also found some wormy hard maple. The boards were rough 2" thick, from 8 to 14" wide and 9-feet long. I have gotten several request for Christmas presents out of both of these. The hard maple is heavy. Also I rough cut the boards for the round tops using the scroll saw. I broke a blade with each circle I cut. Then I use a flush trim router bit with a template to cut them to size.

Not sure how many I'll get made before Christmas. I get request for funeral urns all the time so folks won't delay their funeral for me to dilly-dally around making plant stands. Also will make a dozen or so wooden boxes for kids for Christmas.

Oh, while I was at it I make an 8-sided wooden basket out of spalted maple and had a couple horses engraved on the side of it.

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Excellent, Malcolm, as usual! You really do nice work.



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Its great to change what you do ocassionaly, isnt it?
Nice wood, nice work.
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That is some fine wood and nice work.

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Beautiful creations Malcolm . Love the finished look of the grain

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Beautiful work Malcolm.The wood is real nice also.

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Awesome doesn’t quite cover it Malcolm.

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Well done.

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I agree with everyone, Malcolm... great work with beautiful wood.

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