|Project by Vic Vanderkooi||posted 02-04-2016 04:33 PM||553 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
This project took over a year to complete. I found this root ball stuck on the reef off of Fort Hase Beach in Hawaii. I spent several hours trying to wrestle the waterlogged behemoth out of the water, across the beach and into my truck. Of course everyone looked on at me like I was crazy and didn’t offer to help, so I ended up doing it all by myself. (not wise).
Once home I let it air dry for several months before power-washing and letting it dry again. All the while I was trying to see what this wanted to be. I didn’t want to touch it until I had a solid plan.
Once the plan came to me I could then begin cutting and sanding.
I gave this piece to a dear friend of mine and it is proudly displayed at the entrance of him home.
-- Vic (The Silent Woodworker)