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Bonsai stand #1: Cutting the burl

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Blog entry by icemanhank posted 12-30-2015 04:03 AM 910 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Remind me not to try this again by hand.

This Aussie Redgum burl is HARD, it took me about 3 hours to cut it with my trusty hand saw (which was the biggest one I had) and Black and Decker Workmate to hold it. I can just imagine the looks on my friends at the woodworking clubs faces when I tell them that I did something as crazy as this haha.

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia



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JoeinGa

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#1 posted 12-30-2015 12:34 PM

You Sir, are NUTS ! There’s NO WAY I would hold that saw, and look at that burl with even a THOUGHT of cutting it by hand !

So now that it’s cut, what you gonna do with it?

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#2 posted 12-30-2015 03:27 PM

Looks like you did a great job at it. i can’t wait to see what the Bonsai stands look like from them.

-- You can tell a lot about your wife by her hands, for example if they are around your throat she's prolly pissed off at you...

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icemanhank

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#3 posted 12-30-2015 10:24 PM

Correct, I have really sore hands and shoulders today!

The idea is to use the small section as a bonsai stand so I will have to craft some legs that suit and I would like to build in a drain into some sort of container to stop the water getting onto my table.

The larger section I am not sure but I think it would make a nice carved bowl so I think I will be getting out the arbortech gear for that.

Cheers from Aus and I hope 2016 is kind to you and your family. David


You Sir, are NUTS ! There s NO WAY I would hold that saw, and look at that burl with even a THOUGHT of cutting it by hand !

So now that it s cut, what you gonna do with it?

- JoeinGa


-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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