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Project by degoose posted 10-15-2010 02:21 AM 2209 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A good mate gave me this bit of a log.. It had been split with both an axe and a chainsaw… so it was a bit rough…. but the good part was the worm trails that were revealed when the bark was removed.. I secured it to the TWC and using the surfacing cutter flattened the cut part… then cross cut the ends and book matched them…to act as legs… a few holes with a forstner bit and some tea light candles… a quick spray with some gloss poly… voile.
I then gave it back to him as a birthday present…a rustic table centre piece…
I also have a few pics of the log being flattened… here.
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For those who want to know what type of timber….Squiggly Gum Or Scribbly Gum …. Eucalyptus Haemastoma.

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





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TopamaxSurvivor

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#1 posted 10-15-2010 02:40 AM

Good job by you and Torque !!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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David Craig

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#2 posted 10-15-2010 02:45 AM

Very cool rustic project Larry and a great demonstration of the capabilities of the Torque Work Centre. Thank you for sharing. I am sure your mate was very impressed.

David

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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grizzman

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#3 posted 10-15-2010 02:59 AM

i think i slept next to that log one night…even put a few scratch marks onto it….:)....thats my kinda log…..grizz

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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tdv

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#4 posted 10-15-2010 03:52 AM

Pretty grain Larry, what species is it?

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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degoose

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#5 posted 10-15-2010 04:21 AM

For those who want to know what type of timber….Squiggly Gum Or Scribbly Gum …. Eucalyptus Haemastoma.

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

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#6 posted 10-15-2010 09:04 AM

Hey Larry,
Different and cool.

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 10-15-2010 12:56 PM

That’s kind of cool Larry.

Lee

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rivergirl

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#8 posted 10-15-2010 02:06 PM

NICE rustic tea light log! I have made a few of these myself. They are fun and easy to make! I never put legs on mine- just use an ax to level out the bottom and sand it with the belt sander. :)

-- 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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FloridaArt

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#9 posted 10-17-2010 01:47 PM

Cute. Rustic. Probably smells good too with the right candles. I would think this will look fantastic as part of a holiday display.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#10 posted 12-30-2010 10:27 PM

Very nice and a great idea!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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