First Live Edge....I am hooked

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Project by AlBCuttnWud posted 07-30-2016 10:01 PM 819 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend’s Bradford Pear Tree was blown down from high winds and I loaned him my chainsaw to cut it up. I asked for a couple 12-14 inch logs and this is how one turned out. I have a long way to go but enjoyed the learning process. I good tip received was to use a tennis ball and wrap it with sandpaper. Saves the fingers and keeps consistent pressure more so than doing by hand. On to the next one…...

-- -Al, Chesapeake, VA

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#1 posted 07-30-2016 10:55 PM

Very neat!

I am a big fan of many live edge things!

This would not have the same great appeal without the live edge!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 07-31-2016 08:05 AM

Live-edge pieces have a charm all their own, don’t they? Great job.

-- Mark

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#3 posted 07-31-2016 01:11 PM

Beautifully done.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 07-31-2016 03:20 PM

Great looking bowl Al.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#5 posted 08-01-2016 11:53 PM

Thanks guys. I am on the search for the next log to turn…

-- -Al, Chesapeake, VA

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#6 posted 08-18-2016 03:14 AM

nice work – and thanks for the tennis ball tip, never thought of that one…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#7 posted 11-06-2016 01:23 PM

Looking good brother. Hope all is well, been a while

-- Stephen, WoodTakers

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