Beetle killed pine bench

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Project by 52Cosmo posted 06-02-2015 12:59 PM 1971 views 10 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Beetle killed pine log bench. Milled on a woodmizer LT15 bandsaw mill. 2 coats Danish oil natural. The bench dimensions are about 4 feet high and 6 feet wide.

-- Nick, Alberta, Canada

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#1 posted 06-02-2015 01:29 PM

Nice bench, I really like the look of the Beetle Kill Pine

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#2 posted 06-02-2015 01:33 PM

Cosmo, this is so nice. I love the rugged and robust design and it has a unique character of it’s on. Nicely done and welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#3 posted 06-02-2015 07:46 PM

Very massive bench,good choice of wood.

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#4 posted 06-03-2015 01:04 AM

Cool. You let the trees speak. Even they would compliment your work.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#5 posted 06-03-2015 12:08 PM

Beautiful wood and beautiful use of it.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#6 posted 06-03-2015 03:02 PM

What everybody else said! I Love it!

-- “In strange and uncertain times such as those we are living in [...] may we trust the inexpressible benevolence of the creative impulse.” ~ Robert Fripp

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#7 posted 06-06-2015 12:26 PM

Awesome job.

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#8 posted 06-11-2015 12:42 AM

Thanks for the kind words. The challenge in this project was to figure out the best way to display the color variations and the natural character of the wood. The orange is heartwood rot, the purple is the fungal stain. The outside of the log has worm tunnels and pits as well. It has had a pretty tough life to get to this stage.

-- Nick, Alberta, Canada

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