Evolution of a stump: From natures sculpture to mine.

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Blog series by junipercanyon updated 01-21-2013 03:45 PM 4 parts 7746 reads 24 comments total

Part 1: From Tree to stump

12-31-2012 05:44 PM by junipercanyon | 6 comments »

My uncle was needing to expand his horse pasture, and thankfully I just happened to be there the day he was going to push this old tree down with a tractor and throw it in a slash pile. Just an ugly old rotten tree to him, but I saw it different. “HOLD ON Uncle Joe, let me get my chainsaw and take this tree out for you.” “What are you going to do with that”? he says…..well, just wait and see. A couple of hours later, using a chainsaw and...

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Part 2: Sanding, burning, more sanding.....and more sanding!!

01-02-2013 04:06 PM by junipercanyon | 11 comments »

Working through the grits of sandpaper is important. I feel like I could utilize some advantage if I included a couple more “in between grits” from my typical strategy, but sandpaper costs a lot!!! I started this piece with my chainsaw, roughing out the size and shape, cutting a “flat” top and bottom….then moving to my angle grinder with my favorite shaping tool attached, the Holey Galahad carbide disk. After the shaping is mostly complete, I move on to the o...

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Part 3: Turquoise and Copper inlays

01-09-2013 09:29 PM by junipercanyon | 6 comments »

Progress on the stump is going well. For the past week, every evening rather than working out in the cold shop, I have had a comfortable seat on the couch inlaying turquoise and copper. At first I only planned on doing a few inlays, but as the cold weather continued, so did my inlays. This project should be pretty awesome when I’m all done!! My uncle made me a really handy stone crushing tool that takes the mess out of smashing up turquoise into small pieces and dust. ...

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Part 4: Finished!!

01-21-2013 03:45 PM by junipercanyon | 1 comment »

To see finished pics of this build see my projects page:

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