|Project by DaveConry||posted 01-14-2010 10:30 PM||2338 views||3 times favorited||4 comments|
Back in October of 2009 as the wife and I were taking a drive through Rocky Mountain National Forest, we were shocked at the amount of forest that has been destroyed by the Pine Beetle. In some places entire mountain sides of trees had been killed by this beetle. There were large piles of logs everywhere that the Forest Service had cut down and stacked up for the taking. We loaded up a few logs and took them home with us.
I mounted a four foot log 8 inches in diameter on a sled and ran it through the band saw to see what it looked like inside. I selected this piece to use in the making of a rustic coat rack mainly because of the knot in it. There are streaks of color in the wood ranging from a light grey to blue. Laying the rough board on another sled, I shimmed it to keep it from wobbling and ran it through the planer. I drilled some 5/8 inch diameter holes about an inch deep in it, squared them up and epoxied railroad spikes in the holes. The entire surface is covered with several coats of polyurethane.
-- Evil can only thrive when good men do nothing.......E. Burke