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Project by mahdee posted 10-07-2015 12:31 AM 1250 views 0 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello,
About 24 years ago I cut this piece of wood with my chainsaw while I was building my log home. It has been sitting out for 23 years and finally last year seeing there are hardly any rotted spots on it, I decided to put it in the dray and make something out of it. Well, it turned out to be a chair.
Thanks for looking.

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CFrye

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#1 posted 10-07-2015 01:16 AM

Nice carving job on the seat, Mrjinx. How did you do the texturing/finish on the out side? Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#2 posted 10-07-2015 01:21 AM

Hi Candy,
Thanks. There are no carvings. Those are my chainsaw blade marks on the wood. I planed the other side to create a contrast.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#3 posted 10-07-2015 01:47 AM

Interesting! The shaping on the part you sit on is what I was calling ‘carving’

-- God bless, Candy

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#4 posted 10-07-2015 03:43 AM

Ahhh. Got it.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#5 posted 10-07-2015 11:37 AM

Cool. shows imagination.

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

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#6 posted 10-07-2015 12:15 PM

Thanks Monte. Appreciate the feedback.

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#7 posted 10-07-2015 12:55 PM

What a unique project! The finished vs rough cut is a great contrast. The seat sculpting is very impressive. Some times it takes a long time for a piece of wood to tell us what it wants to be.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#8 posted 10-07-2015 01:06 PM

Thanks gfadvm. So true. In a way I am glad they take their time telling us what they want to be.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#9 posted 10-07-2015 02:01 PM

Very nice. Love the contrast of the sanded wood and chainsaw marks.
Something nice about weathered wood!

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#10 posted 10-07-2015 02:26 PM

Thanks Terry. I am going to experiment with this style some more. Although I don’t have my chainsaw mill any more, I think a regular circular or band saw marks would be just as attractive.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#11 posted 10-07-2015 07:29 PM

You sure you dont have it upside down? I like the look of the wood with the chainsaw marks and all, but it looks somewhat “unstable” with the narrow feet like that.

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#12 posted 10-07-2015 07:39 PM

THanks for sharing. What did you base the style off of? My initial impression was something of an ancient flavor, roman/Egyptian??

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mahdee

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#13 posted 10-07-2015 07:52 PM

Hey Joe… Funny you mentioned that. As I was sanding it, I had it upside down and thought, hmmmm, it looks pretty good this way too. Then my wife said, “I think the legs are too narrow to hold a person” so I had her sit on it and try it out. If you kick back on it, it will tip over but, if you sit on it you can lean back up to 20 degrees and it won’t go anywhere. I thought about putting a third leg on the back but don’t have any more wood like it.
I need to put a cautionary note on it; “USE ONLY WHEN SOBER”!

-- earthartandfoods.com

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mahdee

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#14 posted 10-07-2015 07:55 PM

Thank you monster1971,
I don’t do pr-planning. It either all comes together by itself or makes its way into the fire pit (very rarely). If you like to see the entire process of how I made it, here is a link to Instructables.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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#15 posted 10-07-2015 11:57 PM

Definitely the most unique chair I’ve seen—thanks for showing it to us!

(By the way, I think sober is the way to go in that thing!)

-- Dean

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