|Project by Chad Hamlin||posted 09-01-2011 05:35 AM||2347 views||5 times favorited||10 comments|
This was a unique project for me, in that, it was the first time that i started with a truly rough piece of lumber. The cedar log was found on some family property, belonging to my uncle. I wanted to do something nice for him to hang in his new cabin. This log presented an awesome opportunity, however, I wasnt really sure where to start. I started by rough cutting it in half with my band saw, cleaning up an edge with the jointer and running it thru the table saw. Once I saw what I had to work with, i just started to brainstorm some ideas. The quantity of lumber that i had was obviously limited, so i only had one shot. I chose to use a half lap joint with a pin connection. I also thought that it was best to leave the natural bark edge. If i had it to do over again, i would have cut the pieces thinner so that i could have made them wider, but ultimately, i am very happy with the product. There are some cool features that include visble worm holes that i cut thru and old nails inside the log that are now exposed (table saw didnt appreciate that). Ultimately, it is a one of a kind frame, made from material found on the property. It was a very rewarding project and my uncle loved it.
Thanks for viewing.