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Project by dennis mitchell posted 2757 days ago 4697 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m posting this project to compliment Dicks forum on his log tenon maker. I made this using a Logman brand tenon jig on the vertical logs. The horizonal logs I attached using a carefully scribed butt joint and a 2- 12 inch screws covered with square plugs. I used my 4 1/2 inch Dewalt grinder with chainsaw stlye cutter to rough scribe and my 4 inch makita grinder with a sanding pad to finish scribe the log ends. I did not want to see the tenon on these major joints. I was happy with this jig because it fit my buget. Now I can do log furniture and add it to my repertoire. It was finished with a commercial precatalized lacquer and matching sealer. The hardest part of the project was finding a log with a large knot in it as per costomer request. They don’t grow that way in my backyard. Ours are all nice and straight. I did find one about a mile from the road and had to make three trips to get it. One to find it. One with the chainsaw to cut it. One to drag the log back to camp. All in the beautiful Sawtooth Mountains. One of my harder days at work.





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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#1 posted 2757 days ago

I like it Dennis.
Mark will be asking how you coped out the joints. It’s fun to make stuff like this ain’t it. You don’t have be precise like with cabinet work. Lots of natures beauty too.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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pat sherman

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#2 posted 2756 days ago

dennis, love the bed. i am about to post pictures of a log bed that a customer made. and i did a woodburning for the head board. l love these log beds. think they are great.

do you make yours to sell?

-- pat,ohio...http://s5.photobucket.com/albums/y198/patshwigar/

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Tim

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#3 posted 2582 days ago

Very nice. My brother-in-law builds log beds as well. I love it.

-- Measure twice!!

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Andy

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#4 posted 2390 days ago

I really like this.I fell the trees and hauled the poles for a bed for my daughter.I have them peeled,but keep getting sideways with these other projects.Her Anniversary is a few months away,so now is a good time to get back on it.Thanks for the kick in the seat.

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rikkor

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#5 posted 2390 days ago

It’s massive. I’ll bet it’s heavy. Great job.

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mrtrim

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#6 posted 2390 days ago

wow ! great piece dennis . very artistic , you are a great craftsman . well done

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CARVINGLIFEdotCom

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#7 posted 2181 days ago

Nice looking bed Dennis, I certainly respect the work it takes to get that to come out nice!
Tim

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Diane

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#8 posted 2180 days ago

This is so beautiful, I agree with the request for the knot it really makes the piece.

Diane

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NJK

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#9 posted 1300 days ago

Very nice man! But I got a couple questions for you. What type of log did you use and how long did you let it cure? I really want to make one in school sometime, and would you care if I ask you some more questions as I go along?

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mbulla

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#10 posted 992 days ago

good job!

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