Well I am not sure this work warrants a post but just to prove I do work in my shop, I thought I would post a few pics of my weekend activities. We got hit with tons of rain over the weekend and then a suprising dump of snow, so shop time was in order and boy did I enjoy having a project to do that I could start and finish in the weekend.
Well LOML ( right now she is behaving so its not SWMBO) and I have been asked to be Maid of honour and best man at friends of ours wedding taking place in May.
She volunteered to make some flower stands for the church so I got the job of building what she wanted. Now she described it in typical fashion of what I imagine is guys like Todds daily nightmare when engaging a client that has no clue of how to communicate their specifications.
I want it this high ( with her hands stretched out) and it does not have to be this or that and you can use any old wood etc.
So I decided after seeing Chuck's post on his colums to make a couple of octagonal colums and cap them with a octagnoal base and a round top to match the flower oasis bowl. Did not need to get into making a jig to glue up I just wanted these pieces to stick together so my clamps where simply blue painters tape ( good enough for this purpose).
I could have made it a lot simpler but decided this was a good opportunity to do some practicing and work out a few angles etc without the aid of a calculator or the likes. Then I cut a few inserts to match the inner octagonal shape and attached them to the top and the base and voila they were used to hold it all in place with a nice press fit.
Okay so i went to town especially when you see the end prodcut nobody is going to see my nice octagons except me. Hey I enjoyed my shop time a great deal, more than impressed LOML and helped a friend save a few dollars.
So for the picture police i snapped a few shots. Not great lighting but best I can do for a quickie.
P.S. The best thing was cutting these strips at an angle with my saw all tuned up and a think kerf blade was such a pleasure and when they went together oh boy if you could have seen my face was I delighted. It made it all worth while.