FLOATING TOP BONSAI STAND #2

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nice work @Hartinez ! great work!

Do you find the pegs for the floating top as solid as you would like? When i saw your first picture I imagined you had done it like this, and was surprised to see the pegs!

Hey Derek. Thanks for the kind words! I def find them sturdy. Being hardwood, I find that if I pre drill to exact depths and widths the metal pegs stay put. Plus the tubular hardened brass at that size would take a large amount of pressure before compressing or shearing. I also glue the pegs in the holes top and bottom using a high psi 2 part epoxy, so once the glue sets there is no movement. I’d be more worried that the dowels I used for the glue up would shear off under great force then the pegs moving about. But in order for that to happen you’d need to apply several hundred pounds to even get close.
 

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nice work @Hartinez ! great work!

Do you find the pegs for the floating top as solid as you would like? When i saw your first picture I imagined you had done it like this, and was surprised to see the pegs!

All 180 of my pounds standing on the stand. 254262

It’s a scale thing also. At that size I could get away with using very small pegs, which really helps sell the design.
 

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very innovative all around, and those shoes are perfect for it! Thanks for all the detailed documentation.
😂 thanks Judy! They are my topography slip ons. Vans type slip ons are my go to and Bucketfeet has the best of them. Fits my artist life! Creative and messy!
 
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