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Project by Yekrub posted 05-13-2010 04:47 PM 1172 views 10 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got this idea from a local craft show I was at a few weeks ago. Plus there were some small trees that needed to be cut down so I made these for my mom for Mother’s Day to put in her flower garden. She hasn’t seen them yet so shhhhhh….

I cut small logs about 3”-4” in diameter and about 14” long with the chain saw. I then used my table saw and a v-bottom jig on the miter sled to cut the flower petals. Also a clamp to hold the logs in place. One log kicked up a bit when the blad bit a cut off branch (Safety… Safety). I used an air powered finishing stapler to attach the petals to the center circle. Some of the center circles I built up out of smaller to larger circles. I then went back to the woods to find some smaller sapplings to use as the stems and then attached the flowers to them. I also attached a few extra petals to the stems as leaves. I used my knife to whittle down the ends into points and to also whittle the tops so that they would lay flat against the flower and hold better.

I am sure these will not last long once the wood and bark start to rot. I thought about adding some type of clear coat sealer to them but my mom will love them and they only took me a couple of hours to make all of them.





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tyskkvinna

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#1 posted 05-13-2010 04:51 PM

I love them! :) I may have to use this idea.. I love that they will still decay like flowers do.

-- Lis - Michigan - http://www.missmooseart.com - https://www.etsy.com/people/lisbokt

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#2 posted 05-13-2010 04:54 PM

a fum project looks good

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#3 posted 05-13-2010 08:50 PM

They look great, I can’t wait to make some!

-- Joanne, New York, www.creationhollow.com

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#4 posted 05-13-2010 09:03 PM

I like these. Thanks for sharing how you made them.

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Div

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#5 posted 05-13-2010 10:30 PM

I tried something similar once but yours look much better!

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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TJ65

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#6 posted 05-14-2010 08:58 AM

great idea. I am glad you pinched the idea and then showed them to us. I think I might have to pinch the idea from you now, as I have a dead birch out the front just waiting to be cut up and I really have no patience when it comes to waiting for them to dry out properly.

LOL- Notottoman Flowers, carpenter bees can appreciate.

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#7 posted 05-14-2010 02:20 PM

great idea
thankĀ“s for sharing

Dennis

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#8 posted 05-16-2010 02:30 AM

I agree with the other pincher’s, this idea will wind up in a lot of LumberJock gardens. Thanks for sharing it with us.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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Michael

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#9 posted 05-17-2010 11:45 PM

Very nice my fellow Mountaineer

-- "A woodworking project is either a masterpiece or a POS" Dr. Lang

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