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Project by BoardCop posted 08-27-2014 11:58 PM 1226 views 4 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first experience with finding a log, having it milled and making something. A friend commissioned me to make a custom e-center. This is from a maple log I came across and left at a local sawmill. It was sitting for several months and much to my surprise it didn’t check. Another customer at the mill said he’d pay for the milling in exchange for two slabs. The main part of the log was just over 6’ and the crotch wood ended up about 34” wide x 36” long. It was all mill at 2” thick. It’s finished with poly. Wildly pretty and unexpected lumber. Thanks for looking!!

-- Angie, If dogs don't go to heaven, then when I die I want to go where they go!





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#1 posted 08-28-2014 12:08 AM

Great looking table—rustic yet elegant!

-- Dean

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#2 posted 08-28-2014 01:07 AM

Thanks Dean!

-- Angie, If dogs don't go to heaven, then when I die I want to go where they go!

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#3 posted 08-28-2014 01:45 AM

Did you dry it after they milled it?

-- Some problems are best solved with an optimistic approach. Optimism shines a light on alternatives that are otherwise not visible.

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BoardCop

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#4 posted 08-28-2014 02:00 AM

Yes it’s been sitting for quite a while. Moisture was 9%.

-- Angie, If dogs don't go to heaven, then when I die I want to go where they go!

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#5 posted 08-28-2014 02:23 AM

Yes it’s been sitting for quite a while. Moisture was 9%.

-- Angie, If dogs don't go to heaven, then when I die I want to go where they go!

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#6 posted 08-28-2014 03:42 AM

Great find and and beautiful table. what kind of joinery did you use?

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#7 posted 08-28-2014 06:54 AM

Beautiful work.

Be very careful, milling your own lumber becomes a huge addiction. :-)

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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BoardCop

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#8 posted 08-28-2014 06:57 AM

Thank you! I used a mortise on the bottom of the top ( first time, very nervous) and dowels for the shelf.

-- Angie, If dogs don't go to heaven, then when I die I want to go where they go!

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#9 posted 08-28-2014 07:49 AM

Yes Monte, I found out quickly this could become an addiction!! I’m also forced to learn some patience too! :)

-- Angie, If dogs don't go to heaven, then when I die I want to go where they go!

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#10 posted 08-28-2014 09:21 AM

Nice piece! And some very good advice from Monte.

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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#11 posted 08-28-2014 03:31 PM

Beautiful wood, nice work.

-- Marty, http://www.wickedpiggy.com

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#12 posted 08-28-2014 04:03 PM

Wow! That is something else!

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#13 posted 08-28-2014 07:55 PM

that’s great looking wood. doesn’t look like maple to me, but all the better.

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#14 posted 08-28-2014 10:18 PM

The grain on that looks great, how tall and wide did it end up being? Looks like it ended up being pretty heavy.

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#15 posted 08-28-2014 10:23 PM

I love looking at projects like this one! Simply beautiful!

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