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I Designed a Stave Wooden Bucket using SketchUp

I Designed a Stave Wooden Bucket using SketchUp

In this video, I designed a Stave Wooden Bucket, that I built for a client to go with their bar cart. I used SketchUp to determine the proportions of the bucket, and the angle of how much the bucket tapered from top to bottom. I was then able to determine what angle and taper I needed to set the table saw up so I could cut the compound angles needed to construct the bucket. I even had a little fun in drawing a rope handle even though it was probably a moot point and should have used a different technique in the end.

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Portfolio picture of the finished Bucket and Bar Cart


I’m the owner of Benham Design Concepts, a mixed media art studio where I design and build custom furniture and other works of art using wood, glass, stone, and various metals.
In this blog, I talk about the art I create, my journey, and the things I learn along the way.

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