|Project by gdpifer||posted 03-08-2011 06:12 PM||1182 views||1 time favorited||2 comments|
This black walnut candlestick has a history. If you have read my previous posts you will recall that I tore down an old house, salvaged the lumber, and built my workshop. The old house was well over 100 years old and was built the “old-fashioned” way, on sill-logs that sat on foundation stones. A few of the sill-logs were rotted out but most were quite solid. And, as far as I could tell by looking at them they appeared to be oak. I heat with wood so the natural thing was to cut them up for firewood. However, one of the sill logs wasn’t oak, it was back walnut.
The second pix, above, shows the sill log before I cut into it. As you can see, it was a hand hewn log.
The third photo is of the stack of black walnut pieces I have to use for projects.
The candlestick was turned on my Craftsman Router Crafter. It is the first piece I have finished since getting my workshop set up.
-- Garry, Kentucky