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Project by learnin2do posted 12-27-2010 08:01 AM 1358 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was not really a project, i guess, just an uncovering/restoration.
It is a hollow maple trunk from a tree job my man did. It was home to a hive of bees which he attempted to relocate and save from the dump. I got some new FUNCTIONAL fire tools for (us) for Christmas and they were too long to just lay around by the hearth area, so i remembered we had some sizable enough hollows on hand.
-All i had to do was remove the outer layer and sand…and WOW! ...i was not expecting this!

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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#1 posted 12-27-2010 03:14 PM

Very nice. Is there a bottom?

-- I came, I was conquered, I was born again. ἵνα ὦσιν ἓν

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#2 posted 12-27-2010 03:32 PM

HAHAHAHA! I love it when you can just find a purpose for a good ole log! Just a little clean up, sanding, and perhaps a little finish and wah-la! Great use of a hollow log- I will have to remember this one. :)

-- 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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#3 posted 12-27-2010 06:14 PM

I like the idea and now I have to remember to look for the same thing!

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#4 posted 12-27-2010 06:28 PM

+Nice use of the log. it looks to have a lot of spaling on it too!
Did you put a bottom in it?

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

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#5 posted 12-27-2010 08:03 PM

no bottom -why have one more place to clean!
-it did occur to me though…i could make some lovely boxes cutting the other half in half. -only, the inside, where the hive was, is even tougher than usual. It is very hard and would take a lot of chainsaw work to get it really cleaned out.

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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