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Thread: APRIL 2018 Project of the Month - "I'm A Plant" Planter!

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    Default APRIL 2018 Project of the Month - "I'm A Plant" Planter!

    Hello,

    This compact planter project is an attractive “biophilic” addition to a desktop, tabletop or shelf in the office or home. The integrated arrow in the letter “t” points to the plant area to proclaim “I’m A Plant!” and is sure to get noticed!

    Easy to make, this planter makes a great gift and/or an item to sell at Craft Shows or your online store!

    The project uses just the 1/16" Carving Bit and the 1/8" Cutting Bit. No other bits are required. Finished dimensions are about: 6.25" Wide x 3.75" Deep x 3.75" Tall

    Main items you will need:

    1) The Project Files (included):
    • Im_A_Plant.mpc

    2) Board with the following dimensions: 0.75" x 11" x 23"

    NOTE: Do not use boards that are smaller than specified above unless using an appropriate jig.

    3) Sandpaper, glue, stain and/or paint and clear finish

    4) Artificial plant and florist foam or florist moss to secure it in the container

    5) A Dremel-type rotary tool with assorted abrasive attachments to aid the sanding process. A spindle sander and/or belt sanders can help speed up the sanding/surface preparation even more.

    Apply the finish of your choice.
    Here’s what I used on the sample "I'm A Plant" Planter made from Select Pine:

    • Applied two coats thinned Bulls Eye SealCoat (50/50 SealCoat and denatured alcohol)
    • Sanded lightly between coats
    • Painted the lettering with a green acrylic paint pen
    • Several light coats Krylon Clear Acrylic overall
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    Michael T
    Happy Carving!


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    Thank you Michael! Another fascinating project!!

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    Thank you!
    Michael T
    Happy Carving!


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    Visit the CarveBuddy Website for Additional Exclusive Patterns and Resources

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