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Offline rmhinden

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Bonsai Stands
« on: May 15, 2020, 08:43 PM »
My wife has been growing Bonsai.   I made two Bonsai stands from some live edge walnut I had left from another project.   I tried two different styles.

Here some pictures with and without a Bonsai.

Bob


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Re: Bonsai Stands
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2020, 08:56 PM »
Love the dovetails, nice work!

Offline duc996

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Re: Bonsai Stands
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2020, 10:47 PM »
I really like your first design. I feel it fits the bonsai motif best. Looks great!

Offline Cheese

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Re: Bonsai Stands
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2020, 12:50 AM »
Nice Bob...I like the second example for the dovetails and the first example for the design esthetics. Maybe a hybridized third offering is in the future?
« Last Edit: May 16, 2020, 09:08 AM by Cheese »

Offline ear3

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Re: Bonsai Stands
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2020, 07:11 AM »
That's a really lovely base design on the first table.  Bravo.

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Offline CeeJay

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Re: Bonsai Stands
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2020, 09:06 AM »
Very nice. And great use of off cuts too.


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Offline rmhinden

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Re: Bonsai Stands
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2020, 01:11 PM »
Thanks for all of the comments.   

I have enough of the walnut left for one (maybe two) more stands.      I may try out some other design ideas.

Yesterday I was trying out my Leigh jig to make box joints.  First time I had done that.  I used some of the cedar I had left over from the planter boxes.   My wife saw the result, and now that is also a bonsai stand.   I think the unfinished cedar is a nice contrast to the bonsai.

Bob


Offline jg24

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Re: Bonsai Stands
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2020, 02:50 PM »
Beautiful tables and Bonsai.  The first table is arguably the best one. 

Offline RJNeal

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Re: Bonsai Stands
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2020, 07:51 PM »
Bob, nice work I like the first one design.
I have a friend that’s into bonsai and keeps telling me I need to make some stands.
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Offline SouthRider

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Re: Bonsai Stands
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2020, 10:16 PM »
The work is beautiful, and I hope this doesn't come off wrong, but I am a woodworker who also grows Bonsai. My trees need to live outside for proper light, and must be watered daily.

Are these stands for a singular use - like a show or something? There's no way I could get away with putting those outside in the weather with runoff from the watering system on them daily.

I opened the thread cause I was curious about ideas for my trees in their natural environment. Just wondering the purpose for these beautiful stands.
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Offline rmhinden

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Re: Bonsai Stands
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2020, 12:13 PM »
@SouthRider

Thanks!   They are for showing or bringing them into the house.    Except maybe for the cedar one, they are not intended to live outside.

My wife's bonsai also live outdoors.

Bob

Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Bonsai Stands
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2020, 10:30 AM »
@rmhinden I love the first design. May I ask what finish you used for that one  [embarassed]
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Offline rmhinden

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Re: Bonsai Stands
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2020, 01:02 PM »
@rmhinden I love the first design. May I ask what finish you used for that one  [embarassed]

Thanks, that is my preference too.   I have enough wood left for another one with a similar style.

The finish is General Finishes (water based) High Performance Satin.   I wanted something reasable durable and had it on hand.

Bob