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Big Red Oak with a twist

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Project by sw_iowa_sawyer posted 02-26-2009 12:02 AM 2591 views 1 time favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well in 4 pictures I had to skip a step or two. This is basically from log to finished project. The logs were huge well at least for me they were that way. I had to cut them into quarters to get them on the mill. The were harder to move that way but it had to be done. Once i cut the logs up I was cleaning up the scraps and noticed a funny pattern in the wood. I thought my saw was goofed up so I tried running a board thru my planer and that when I figured out the oak was curly. So I built a hope chest with some of it. I haven’y seen a curly oak log since. Too bad really as it is beautiful wood.





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StevenAntonucci

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#1 posted 02-26-2009 12:11 AM

Pretty wood, and a fine job on the chest!

-- Steven

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#2 posted 02-26-2009 12:37 AM

thats so cool. you can always post additional photos using flikr.com if you want.

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bkpine

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#3 posted 02-26-2009 12:38 AM

very nice! you should be very proud

-- cut twice, measure once?

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firecaster

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#4 posted 02-26-2009 12:39 AM

I’d like to see the other photos also. Great job on the chest and congrats on finding the wood.

-- Father of two sons. Both Eagle Scouts.

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#5 posted 02-26-2009 12:52 AM

Great looking finished product.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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Gary Fixler

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#6 posted 02-26-2009 01:13 AM

It looks great. I love seeing projects go from logs right through to the finish, and you did a very nice job on it.

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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WoodSpanker

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#7 posted 02-26-2009 01:45 AM

That IS handsome wood! And fine craftsmanship on the chest. quite lovely. :)

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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#8 posted 02-26-2009 03:07 AM

That’s soooo cool. Mill your own wood and build a keepsake. Fantastic wood for sure, great project. Thanks.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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Karson

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#9 posted 02-26-2009 03:36 AM

Great looking logs. Some beautiful wood and chest. I hope you didn’t use it all up.

Were all of the logs that way.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#10 posted 02-26-2009 03:37 AM

Nice Job Lookin Good

-- Jim, Kentucky

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bowyer

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#11 posted 02-26-2009 04:03 AM

Beautiful chest.

-- If at first you don't succeed...Don't try skydiving

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builtinabarn

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#12 posted 02-26-2009 04:46 AM

That is a beautiful piece . I love how that quarter saw oak pops like that

-- Built in a Barn Bob

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#13 posted 02-26-2009 04:59 AM

Great job, That wood is so nice I would liked to have seen more pictures of the finished chest.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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cobbler

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#14 posted 02-26-2009 01:17 PM

Beautiful wood.
You are a luck guy to get your hands on some
of it. Nice chest also.

-- ''Carry on my wayward son''

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Daren Nelson

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#15 posted 02-26-2009 03:34 PM

Nice chest, great lumber. It sure is fun making it yourself isn’t it, from start to finish.

-- http://nelsonwoodworks.biz/

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