Little things made of logs

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Project by rivergirl posted 1404 days ago 3182 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Today I made some log tealight candle holders. Heights are 8” 6” and 3”. Sanded on all surfaces- logs are smooth sapling strip and one skip checked. Tung oil finish. I also made some coasters from log slices and put them in a little redwood box. The slices are from very very dry logs. The slices are 1/2 inch thick and about 4 inches in diameter. ( The little redwood box isn’t really finished yet- I just did a temp job on the box today for the photo. Will finish properly tomorrow. :) I used left over cedar shake shingles to make the boxes. I sold a couple sets of these today via my facebook network. Nice inexpensive Christmas gifts.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#1 posted 1404 days ago


-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#2 posted 1404 days ago

Wow, that’s got potential! The cedar rounds look like paving bricks… Here’s how another Lumberjock laid an end grain floor.

And this floor is made from misquite rounds. You could have a new product!

And more end grain floors.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#3 posted 1404 days ago

Very cool, I like it.

-- Z, Rockwall, TX

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#4 posted 1404 days ago

I like it

-- bob mt pleasant tn

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#5 posted 1404 days ago

Rivergirl, another fine job, I like the tea lights…

Thanks for sharing…

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#6 posted 1404 days ago

Thanks for the comments. I was really embarrassed to put this photo up- because it is so “crafty” and “girlie” but I have to admit, building these items was a lot easier than humping another big bench right now. LOL And Hal (L/J member) told me to make something little that can be shipped inexpensively- and that would appeal to buyers who don’t want to spend a ton of money on shipping but like my style of construction… AND he said to find out what others are selling- do it but make it better and add something extra to it- like an extra added value. :) So I did that- 8 instead of 6- and a box versus no container- all for less money that the other guy… Also for the candle holders- same kind of situation. And wala… I sell some stuff. Now mind you, I didn’t sell a ton of stuff LOL and I do prefer making the big benches. :) BUT the new interest in the little stuff brought more viewers to the big stuff which is also displayed on my Etsy store page.. so again I credit Hal’s wisdom here. Thank you Hal… Now I have to come up with some more little stuff to do with logs. :) I am entirely open to suggestions- but remember I use logs and slabs and I don’t own a planer or tablesaw. That being said, fire away. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#7 posted 1404 days ago

Great Piece of work….


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#8 posted 1404 days ago

You are really a creative soul, like so much your ‘go and do it’ way.
Really nice and simple projects, remember ‘less is more’.
Best thoughts,

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#9 posted 1404 days ago

My wife loves the tea candles. You just created a new project for me. Great idea, don’t tell her I like them to.

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#10 posted 1403 days ago

Shopgurl… I am in the woods of PENNSYLVANIA… I can go as deep into the woods as I wanna go I guess. But basically I just go in a little bit, score what I need and head for home. You know some people road hunt deer, I like to road hunt BIRCH stands. LOL. Clay- sorry about the work- but they are oh so easy and fun to make. Easy to sell too- and also make nice EASY gifts to keep on hand for Christmas.. for you know the guy who shows up with a gift or a plate of cookies you weren’t planning on receiving? Just make 4-5 sets- and wrap them up ahead of time. Perfect for the mail man, the paper person, school teacher. Total cost with finish and sandpaper.. 50 cents. Total time… 30 minutes. No go make some! 1.5 inch Forestner bit. BTW

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#11 posted 1396 days ago

It’s great to see you coming up with some good products that you are able to sell. Those are some great ideas and I love those candle holders. Keep on rolling, rivergirl.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#12 posted 1344 days ago

Can you make a couple of those for me? Great work!

-- John Cahill

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#13 posted 1007 days ago

They look great! Did you ever drill into the river rocks?

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