the only thing saving this project is the beauty of the wood itself

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Project by learnin2do posted 12-27-2010 08:18 AM 1758 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We cut this lovely hunk of walnut off of the log we use to sit on by the fire outside (not to be confused with the one we sit on by the fire inside

It is hurried and full of mistakes and fillers like all of this year’s Christmas projects, but… (better photos would be nice, but i didn’t get a real camera until Christmas!) ...the natural beauty of the wood is so eyecatching, my mistakes are lost on most viewers.
-we don’t have a bandsaw, just chainsaws, so i did not make a cut to match the top -just used a scrap in the scrap pile.

-Thanks again to jerset for the hinge solution! ...

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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#1 posted 12-27-2010 09:26 AM

Nice, I would have liked a picture of the inside as well, and maybe how the hinge works.

-- RayCurtis

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#2 posted 12-27-2010 03:13 PM

Me too…more pictures.

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

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#3 posted 12-27-2010 03:43 PM

Its gonna be a worthwhile project. We all have a respect for the wood we work with. This walnut is beautiful.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#4 posted 12-27-2010 04:09 PM

Did you say you got a real camera for Christmas? YOU LUCKY DOG!! Now tell me about this big log project in the photo above? How big is this box? And if it is as huge as it looks in the photos, how are you going to holllow it out? Tell me more.. more… more.. MORE.. MOREEEEEE… :)

-- 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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#5 posted 12-27-2010 05:04 PM

For me, it’s always about the natural beauty in the wood and, even with these poor pictures, I can see that this is a beautiful piece of walnut.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#6 posted 12-27-2010 06:02 PM

The wood always makes the finished project. Before starting a rustic project, I always look at the wood and use what I see to determine what it will look like when I am finished. I am looking at this one and not seeing any mistakes. Very nice!

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

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#7 posted 12-27-2010 07:54 PM

Looks good and natural and different.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 12-27-2010 08:08 PM

nobody wants to see the inside….

-- ~christine @ used2btrees

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#9 posted 01-03-2011 09:30 AM

That is a nice piece of wood. And now that you got a good camera for Christmas, you’ll be expected to have plenty of great pics of all your future projects. lol. More pressure on photographing now then building the projects.

-- Matt -

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