Desert Ironwood Chair

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Blog entry by dezard posted 02-04-2010 11:28 AM 2771 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I chainsawed this cutout yesterday of a chair from a desert ironwood log. This wood is some heavy stuff, this cut out weighs 30lbs. Beautiful wood I splashed water to show the color, this will take a excellant polish. Has a void in lower left, other than that is all one piece. I plan on inlaying the void with some more ironwood, or some natural quartz,or natural stone . Then on some handcarved post legs. I estimate final project weight at around 60 – 70 lbs. Dont think its going to be moved around too much. lThis should simply make a one of a kind project.

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#1 posted 02-04-2010 04:28 PM

In the words of Yoda “One of a kind it will be.”
Cool project, neat wood, thanks for sharing

-- Even a broken clock is right twice a day, unless, it moves at half speed like ....-As the Saw Turns

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#2 posted 02-04-2010 07:44 PM

The crate really ads that something extra LOL Cool chair

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 02-05-2010 04:54 AM

You think ironwood is hard to work, try running ino it with a motorcycle – TREE WINS!

-- Doug, Bakersfield, CA - I measured twice, cut it twice, and it is still too short!

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#4 posted 02-05-2010 02:57 PM

yeah I remember using Ironwood. Some family brought it back from arizona for my. Not a big pies like yours but I’d say it was 12 long by 8 wide x 2” thick. I will never forget how long it took to resaw the blank. Bandsaw hated me for a week or so afterwards, (giving me dirty looks and blank stares,lol) It was fun to work with though I must say.the wood sounded like a ceramic when tapped on the metal table of the saw. I got two boxes made from it, and it was an experience.the square one in the back it iron wood

-- Live by what you believe, not what they want you to believe.

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#5 posted 02-27-2010 03:14 PM

Some beautiful Ironwood.

I’ve made a few pens from it

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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