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    Plant stand build

    I'll try to document my progress as I build this plant stand. This stand will be about 36" tall and have a 12" x 12" top.
    I want to give thanks to Dave Richards for drawing this up in Sketchup for me and providing a detailed drawing for me to work with.

    Well I had seen a photo of a plant stand like I wanted to build and that is the basis for this design.
    Here is what I hope to build.
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    I'm going to be using walnut simply because that is what I already have on hand. If all goes well I may build more out of different types of wood.
    So today I went out to the shop and found a few nice walnut boards to work with and started by cutting out the legs and slates.Click image for larger version. 

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    I recently got a table saw from my father and am using it to do most of the cutting however I found trying to cut the slats only 1/4" thick proved to be an issue so I did that on my bandsaw.
    Well that's day one.
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    noooooo pressure at all.....
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    tom sometimes when you resaw a baord down to a thinner size it releases some inner tensions. i would suggest you wrap them up with blue tape to hold straight till your ready to work with them.. with some weight on them would help to..it doesnt always happen but it can
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    Hi Tom,

    That is a neat looking plant stand. Have fun building it. I will follow along.

    Enjoy,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Baugues View Post
    I'm going to be using walnut simply because that is what I already have on hand.
    This is somewhat confusing to me since I subscribe to the philosophy "if its worth making, its worth making out of walnut"

    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    tom sometimes when you resaw a baord down to a thinner size it releases some inner tensions. i would suggest you wrap them up with blue tape to hold straight till your ready to work with them.. with some weight on them would help to..it doesnt always happen but it can
    +1 on this. It may be after the fact but, I breakdown parts oversized and let them rest a few days before milling to final size. Taping or 'flat twine'-ing things together is the next best bet. I always enjoy tagging along on a build. This one oughta be fun
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    This is going to be a wonderful thread to watch

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    I'm watching and already learning. Never heard of flat twine-ing before.
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    Oh man this is like standing at the foul line...down one...with two shots and no time on the clock. The pressure is on now.
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    glenn is right on the flat twine i use it all the time for many uses.. when i said blue tape i was going on the idea of something you for sure would have tom,, but at your work in the shipping dept you might get some of the flat twine.. it has many uses in a shop or home..
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
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