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Project by derrickparks57 posted 08-11-2015 04:08 PM 1109 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ever since I got my new band saw this year I’ve been meaning to investigate some of the oak firewood that’s been piled up for a couple years now. So a couple weeks ago I grabbed a decent size piece and headed to the shop. It’s like unwrapping a Christmas gift when you start cutting it open to reveal the beauty held within. I cleaned all the bark off with a chisel and used the waste from the drawer to make the drawer pull. Sanded to 400 grit and multiple coats of spray poly. The downside is now that the wife has seen it she wants me to cut open every other piece of firewood out there. If the rest of it looks like this, I won’t argue.

-- Derrick, Florida, DP Woodwerks





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GlenGuarino

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#1 posted 08-11-2015 07:40 PM

It was obviously a diamond in the rough fortunately for the wood it found a person skillful & willing to releases its beauty. Its truly a wonderful piece. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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GlenGuarino

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#2 posted 08-11-2015 07:41 PM

What kind of wood it is?

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Bud_3

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#3 posted 08-11-2015 08:25 PM

A unique piece.I enjoy the look.

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Scott Landry

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#4 posted 08-12-2015 06:54 AM

Super cool. I bet I have some of that in my wood pile. Thanks for the ideas. Looks beautiful.

-- Every project is an opportunity to acquire new tools and any solution that requires buying a new tool is the correct one.

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#5 posted 08-12-2015 07:31 AM

Nice piece of wood and you discovered it with your work.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#6 posted 08-12-2015 07:32 AM

Nice piece of wood and you discovered it with your work.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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wncguy

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#7 posted 08-12-2015 12:28 PM

I wish I had some pieces of wood like that! It really “pops”.
I’ve found that people really like the odd shape of the box that the piece gives you as you work it.
Nice job.

-- Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a Dad

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derrickparks57

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#8 posted 08-12-2015 01:19 PM

Thanks for the great comments guys. I have some other firewood that I got from a guy that said it was called “water oak”, it has a nice redish-brown color inside.

-- Derrick, Florida, DP Woodwerks

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TheWeiss

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#9 posted 08-12-2015 02:54 PM

You didn’t happen to take a “Before” picture did you? I’m always curious to see what these masterpieces looked like when pulled from the fire pile.

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derrickparks57

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#10 posted 08-12-2015 03:22 PM

Unfortunately no, I will for the next one though. This pile of oak has been sitting out in the weather for about 3 years now so I need to hurry up and cut all the decent size pieces cause it’s starting to go bad.

-- Derrick, Florida, DP Woodwerks

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#11 posted 08-13-2015 05:55 PM

OUtstanding! I have found many fine pieces of spalted logs in the firewood. Check the ends of the logs before you split and it’ll give you a clue to the spalt content. Then you can split it for the most benefit.

-- --Dale Page

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#12 posted 08-13-2015 09:31 PM

Very nice ! One skill I am always trying to improve … Imagination!

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