cleaning out my scrap bins #7: tree branch, picture easel / music stand.

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Blog entry by hobby1 posted 10-04-2014 12:06 AM 1699 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This was the main branch that broke off the tree, I started yesterday with this project by stripping all the bark off completely down to the bare whitewood, with my angle grinder, then I used my dremel to smooth out all the loose rough jagged edges, then I put it aside for the evening until I could think of what I wanted to do with it.

This morning I decided to build it into a (picture frame easel / music stand), the base is some old scrap pine 2×6 , and the easel was made from some cherry slats I had left over, from a previous commision job of building a cherry slat bench top, then I wiped on some colonial maple stain on all the components, then finished assembling it this evening after the stain dried enough.

here is a nice curve to it to give the right incline for the easel.

here is the actual color of it in better lighting.

have fun in the shop.

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#1 posted 10-04-2014 09:12 AM

Unique and very nice.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 10-04-2014 02:32 PM

Thanks Mike,
the more of these branch projects I do, the quicker the ideas come to make unique things from them, I’m finding I’m not restricting myself to just tables, but allowing the shape of the branch determine what can be made with it.

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