Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'log'

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Hints and Tips #15: Another Way to Break Down a Log

10-28-2015 05:21 PM by Dave Rutan | 3 comments »

[Above] This was my last log of elm in which I hoped to find some more spalted wood. The first thing I did was to grab my Australian Bowie knife and strip off the bark. It came off very easily as the log (2 feet long, 4 inch diameter ) had been sitting on the ground under leaves for several years. [Above] Then I put the log in its most stable position on its side and attached a 1×4 to each flank, making sure it was fairly stable and trying to have the boards parallel to the b...

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Hints and Tips #13: Spalted Log Breakdown

09-30-2015 07:34 PM by Dave Rutan | 9 comments »

This is a 2 foot section of a 12 foot long branch which I dragged off our bank this week. I speculated that if it wasn’t too rotten that it would have some spalted wood in it. After cutting it in half on my band saw, I discovered I was right. [Below] I screwed the half log onto a board with an edge overhanging the board. More imortantly one edge of the board was clear of the log as well. This is so that the board will be flat to the table saw and the edge of the board will r...

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One of a kind, most unique tree on earth, Fish Slab cedar

08-22-2015 11:39 PM by EdgeGrainOnly | 2 comments »

I’ve been living in the natural world of Rivers Inlet, British Columbia my whole life and I’ve never found anything that astounded me more than this. As a beachcomber, when I find a slide it’s a perfect treasure for me to sift through but what I found the day I came across this slide, completely blew my mind. At first sight, the log was a beautiful old growth red cedar – already a gem in itself. But once I started milling, the unique treasure I discovered within ...

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Hermit House Woodworking - Starting from Scratch #1: And So I Begin: Starting on the Road to Woodworking

06-26-2015 11:04 AM by Ted Ewen | 10 comments »

Short Intro – For more info see my profile and workshop I’m almost 50 and I’ve never really learned how to make anything. I’m beginning for change that.I have just a few tools and no workshop. I need to bootstrap my way into one. I will be using Sketchup for most of my planning and design. The Plan for the rest of 2015 Buy the best sliding double bevel saw I can afford.Overview of the saw and workstand: Youtube playlist: Design...

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On the Mill #3: Mill Log Slicer (Cookie Cutter)

09-15-2013 03:36 AM by ScottShaeffer | 0 comments »

What do you do with a big chunk of log? What can’t you do? If the video doesn’t appear, CLICK HERE

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How-To Make Log Furniture #12: Carve a Butt Impression How-To

09-15-2013 03:33 AM by ScottShaeffer | 0 comments »

Flat surfaces can be rough on the toosh. Try carving a butt impression in your seat and feel the difference! It’s like the wood is cuddling with your cheeks. See how to get this done in this video! If the video doesn’t appear, CLICK HERE

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How-To Make Log Furniture #11: Log Slice Wine Rack How-To

08-25-2013 05:22 PM by ScottShaeffer | 0 comments »

Got any log slices laying around with nothing to do? Put them to work in your kitchen holding wine bottles! I can’t seem to get the video to show up in this tutorial. To see the video tutorial, please CLICK HERE. Thanks.

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Logs to Lumber #2: Harvesting Black Mulberry - The Cut

08-24-2013 03:07 PM by palaswood | 5 comments »

I did indeed grab the bow saw last night after work and ventured out to the ol Black Mulberry once more This is the fallen log from which I sliced the previous lumber. Losin light fast and with time a-wastin , I got my Ace bow saw and started sawing and sawing… and sawed some more until I sank it as deep as possible. Rolled her to finish the cut and when she split the sound was music to my ears. Viola! Check out the tight grain Gonna haul it home...

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How-To Make Log Furniture #10: Make a Custom Plug How-To

07-18-2013 02:27 PM by ScottShaeffer | 1 comment »

Scott shows you how to use your skills on the lathe to make any size plug to conceal any bolt, screw, or other hardware you use to fasten your joints and tenons. To see more of Scott’s work, visit

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On the Mill #1: Rough Cut a Log Mantle

07-01-2013 03:50 PM by ScottShaeffer | 0 comments »

You cannot deny that Log Mantles are cool. They are awesome. So if you want one, here is a video about how to cut one on a sawmill! Or you could just buy one from Wilfer Mobile Sawmill made from Colorado Beetle-Killed Pine. Visit for more info and to get in touch with us!

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