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Walnut Plant Stand

Why put your plant on the ground like some sort of animal when you can spend hours making a wooden plant stand?

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Ripping down the 8/4 walnut I had from a different project.

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Cutting the tenon.

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Cleaning the cheeks of the tenon with the router.

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One tenon cut.

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Chopping some mortises.

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One pair of legs dry fit and ready to glue up.

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Time to round over the square faces using the spokeshave.

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After some nasty spokeshave work, the scraper really helped me get rid of tearout and uneven cuts. It was also an excellent wrist and hand workout.

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Cutting the half lap.

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Both half laps cut, fit, and glued.

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Sanded to 220 and finished with my own danish oil recipe of 1/3 boiled linseed oil, 1/3 mineral spirits, and 1/3 polyurethane.

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A detail shot. Thanks for looking :)