Peeps Do Not Fit In This Turned Easter Basket

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To celebrate Easter, my wife suggested an egg shaped Easter basket. It did not have to be large – small would do nicely. Once I understood her request, I decided the best approach would be to turn an egg shaped wood box. Then glue the two parts back together before cutting windows in each side of the longer, small end of the egg.

Well, here it is. A walnut Easter basket a little over 3 inches tall and 3 inches in diameter and finished with shellac. At this size, it can hold my favorite mini chocolate eggs and jelly beans. Sorry, no peeps can fit in this basket.

The wood was dry, having been harvested when we lived in Texas over 25 years ago. Essentially, I turned an egg shaped wooden box then carved out the handle.

Good turning.


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