End tables from hollow residual log

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Project by Willy Cordero posted 04-29-2017 10:09 PM 2033 views 11 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A simple project that ended up in a nice product. I found the residual log/cant at a “cemetery” of a sawmill. It had been on the weather for years, picture 2 shows the source. After that is was just a few cuts with the chainsaw and then…....lots of sanding. I could not believe how hard was to get these pieces to 220 grid finish. The specie is Angelim Vermelho (Dinizia excelsa) and is known to be hard, but it was really hard, i think that been so dry contributed to its hardness.
Finished with a mix of bee wax, mineral oil and copaiba oil.

-- Willy, Costa Rica/Brasil

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#1 posted 04-29-2017 10:15 PM

Those are really unique. A great idea and a great pair of tables.

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#2 posted 04-29-2017 10:16 PM

That is great. Making a purse from a sows ear. Good job. I bet there is not two like them in the world.

-- Isaiah 40:31

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#3 posted 04-29-2017 11:05 PM

Wow. These are great! I continue to be amazed at the creativeness of the LJ members.

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#4 posted 04-29-2017 11:23 PM

Outstanding! Well done

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#5 posted 04-30-2017 01:11 AM

A nice and clever use of those. They look great. Well done.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#6 posted 04-30-2017 01:13 AM

yeah very unique,something outside the box.great creativity.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#7 posted 04-30-2017 01:18 AM

Those are super cool. I’ve turned a hollow form from a small piece that was rotted out like this but this is awesome.

-- No craft is very far from the line beyond which is magic. -- Lord Dunsany — Instagram @grailwoodworks

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#8 posted 04-30-2017 01:30 AM

Those really are cool, but I’m still trying to figure out where you find square trees? :>/


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#9 posted 04-30-2017 01:48 AM

Nice work!

Like jbay I would like to know where these magical square trees grow? LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#10 posted 04-30-2017 01:58 AM

A great salvage project!


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

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#11 posted 04-30-2017 02:18 AM

Very unique. I love ‘em!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#12 posted 04-30-2017 02:21 AM

Really cool

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#13 posted 04-30-2017 02:45 AM

Thanks for all your kind comments, they are great incentives to keep having fun with woodworking. By the way there are still many if those square the trees at the sawmill

-- Willy, Costa Rica/Brasil

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#14 posted 04-30-2017 05:31 AM

Cool idea.

-- Rick M,

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#15 posted 04-30-2017 06:57 AM

Great idea, that’s really creative!

-- Tim C., Sgt. Bluff, Iowa.

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