Monday, May 29, 2017

Hex success

The Gorse Fox has made the most of the rather overcast (and sometimes wet) Bank Holiday by spending much of it in the workshop. Yesterday's preparation and planning had made today's assembly quite straightforward.

The top layer of the hexagonal planter was attached to the lip with glue and pocket-hole screws, then the two lower layers were attached with glue and more pocket-hole screws, one layer at a time. It didn't take too long and the first planter was finished.

There was sufficient wood to complete the second planter, and still have a few scraps left over. The timber was cut to size and each layer (ring) was glued and nailed then tied up and left to allow the glue to set. The Gorse Fox made a slight miscalculation on the lip and the mitres aren't quite closed, but as these are just garden planters, he isn't going to worry too much. He followed the same process as before except that when fitting the lower layers, he introduced some biscuits to lock the rings in position. This was nice improvement on the earlier process.

Now they just need some decking oil to protect them and they can go into service.

There's one large planter still on the project list. It's essentially the same design, but with a greater height and larger diameter.

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