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dave_the_nerd
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Plant Stands

Post by dave_the_nerd » Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:17 pm

Nothing too fancy - used the SO2 to cut slots and cut the contours of the legs for a corner plant stand. 2" poplar dowel, 12" pine top, and legs cut from poplar 1x4s.

Made a pair of them, sanding and painting today.

The inspiration was a similar pair the housemate's dad bought at Pier 1 for about the price of a SO2 mechanical kit. We were like, "those are nice, but oh hell no" and built these from about $30 of lumber.
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Re: Plant Stands

Post by dave_the_nerd » Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:18 pm

Last two pictures.
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Re: Plant Stands

Post by WillAdams » Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:35 pm

Nice!

How'd you manage the pockets on the round column?
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Re: Plant Stands

Post by dave_the_nerd » Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:44 pm

WillAdams wrote:Nice!

How'd you manage the pockets on the round column?
The dowel holders I made before:

http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=30&t=4761

I also cut out a 120 degree angle from HDPE so I'd have something to mark with. Line the pencil mark up with the notch in the plastic doodad, square the dowel up using the clampdown pieces, and it's straight. Zero'd to the centerline of the dowel (more or less, just eyeballed) and make a square pocket.
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Re: Plant Stands

Post by Brian Stone » Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:02 pm

Great job, and great use of the Shapeoko. One of my reasons for buying the Shapeoko was to eventually be able to mill complex panel faces and other parts for a MAME cabinet -- cocktail table style. There aren't enough examples of people building furniture or other large projects with the Shapeoko, so thanks for sharing!
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Re: Plant Stands

Post by Gadgetman! » Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:20 pm

Simple and elegant stand.

And your way of cutting the slots in the column is a good example on working on a part that's larger than the machine.

Another version I've seen has the slots cut from about 1/4"(or more) above the bottom of the column and upwards, and the outer tip of the 3 legs has more of a downward shape, almost like a 'J'.

Those who doesn't like the angled screw-holes can lenghen the legs slightly and cut them so that they can overlap at the center of the column, drill a hole through the taps and insert some sort of rod.

Hm...
Seems I'm better at thinking up 'improvements'(read: complications) of other peoples' project than finishing my own...

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Re: Plant Stands

Post by MeanderBolt » Tue Dec 30, 2014 10:33 pm

Cool, and great solutions for holding it.
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