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    Bananas anyone? (quickie project)

    My older daughter was going to buy a banana stand for her apartment in town...she seems to always forget she's not exactly rolling in money. I stopped the buy and suggested I would just make her one.

    30 minutes and a piece of scrap BB later...we have a solution off the CNC with the router table playing a small supporting role for rounding the edges. (not including drying time for the spray bomb shellac)

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    Sometimes it's the little things...
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    Very nice, Jim. I might have to make one of those myself... without a CNC of course. Bandsaw here I come!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Wurster View Post
    Very nice, Jim. I might have to make one of those myself... without a CNC of course. Bandsaw here I come!
    Or you could just give me a scrap piece of 300mm x 300mm BB plywood and I can just cut the parts for you in a few minutes for you to roundover, glue and finish. LOL That said, a bandsaw will work just fine. It's just a little more work to clean the edges but if you have a spindle sander, that's relatively quick, too.
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    Nice-- but I've gotten by with unhung bananas for many decades now, is there some benefit to hanging one's bananas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by roger wiegand View Post
    Nice-- but I've gotten by with unhung bananas for many decades now, is there some benefit to hanging one's bananas?
    The benefit I see is potentially less damage and more even ripening...but I could be imagining that. And, of course, some of it is more decorative. On our island (the one in the photos) we have a combination banana hanger with a basket below it where fruits including tomatoes are "corralled". It's convenient and neat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Becker View Post
    The benefit I see is potentially less damage and more even ripening...but I could be imagining that. And, of course, some of it is more decorative. On our island (the one in the photos) we have a combination banana hanger with a basket below it where fruits including tomatoes are "corralled". It's convenient and neat.
    Sounds like underwear to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill McNiel View Post
    Sounds like underwear to me.
    I'm surprised that Duluth Trading didn't go that way instead of the "bull pen" design for one of theirs.
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