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Thread: 12 sided Bucket

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Bloomington MN USA

    12 sided Bucket

    I had a piece of redwood fence that I have been hanging onto forever. About 40 years or so. Had a few knots but pretty straight grain. I had also just made a tappering jig that I was dieing to try out,other than making a couple of sample cutts. So after cleaning up the redwood fence board and cutting out the pieces to size I at last had my chance to try out the tappering jig. It works great and was the easiest part of the project. The tuff part was trying to glue all of those tapered pieces together and get the bottom to fit into the grooves at the bottom of the bucket.
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    It turned out OK but am thinking about either putting a top on it or making a handle for it.
    The tappering Jig was one I saw on line and it looked like a good project to do. Just don't know how often I will use it. The hold downs were a little tuff bending but the are working very well as do the cams that hold the work piece. I also made the stop block ajustable with extra holes.
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    I know part of the thread belongs in Jigs and Fixtures but the bucket got lonsome.
    If you make a mistake it was part of the original plan!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    new york city burbs
    that is one fancy tapering jig.

    My tapering jig is just a piece of melamine, and 2 sticks to hold the angle.

    I slide it through the taper cut and slide it back if its a small taper, otherwise the end of the leg is far enough from the blade I hold it down when running to the other side.

    I made a 6 sided bucket a while back, not tapered, but I used clear packing tape, laid the pieces on the table flat on top of tape, then glued, and taped it closed in two spots and it held great.
    It was a planter I made out of pressure treated.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Spitting distance north of Detroit Michigan
    Nice job & cool jig ...I'm picturing a hammered wrought iron handle...FWIW

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    the bucket is great I can imagine how hard it was to get every part aligned for gluing

    Nice jig too
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Cape Cod, Ma.
    Nice work, Challenging little project getting the bevel and angle just right so the last piece meets up with the first piece!

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Great-looking jig, Ron.
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  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Kansas City, Missouri
    That's a great looking jig The bucket is missing the works for the part that makes ice cream though.

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