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These two projects I made for my wife, both are made from oak, I had to rob my firewood to make these, I cut the oak on my bandsaw, then jointed the edges, and air dried for a year in my shop….
-- Mark, Hancock Maine, firstname.lastname@example.org
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#1 posted 02-15-2008 04:25 PM
Nicely done.I always like seeing wood that was saved from the firewood pile.
Your wife should be pleased.
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#2 posted 02-15-2008 04:25 PM
And to think it would have just been more ashes had you notrescued it.
I like them, they look whimsical.
-- Still learning everything
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#3 posted 02-15-2008 05:27 PM
This is from FIRE WOOD. You saved it from becoming smoke and ash. Two great projects. I’ll have to check my wood pile to fine a log to save.
-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.
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#4 posted 02-15-2008 05:29 PM
Ditto what Dominic said! You didn’t ROB the firewood, you SAVED it. Nice work!
-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"
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#5 posted 02-15-2008 08:38 PM
These are pretty good looking pieces of firewood. It never ceases to amaze me not only what is hidden inside wood but also where it can be found. I may have to try this. My neighbor just cut up a maple with some spalting in it. After looking at these two pieces I can definitely see some possibilities.
Thanks for the inspiration.
-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine
#6 posted 02-15-2008 08:55 PM
I also take a trip to the wood pile and look for nice round hunk of firewood for turning, I put it right on the lathe with the bark on, works great….
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#7 posted 02-15-2008 09:02 PM
These are incredible! I love using firewood for projects too.
-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com
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#8 posted 02-16-2008 12:05 AM
Ahh, the treasures you find on the wood heap. Great job Mark.
-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python
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#9 posted 02-16-2008 03:26 AM
I have found some amazing grain on the “burn pile”
-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/
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#10 posted 02-16-2008 09:16 AM
Good save and great looking clock and jewelry box.
-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/
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#11 posted 09-12-2012 12:29 PM
I really like those barrel hinges look moldings. Overall build and finish is just as awesome as the design.
-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.
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#12 posted 07-11-2016 03:02 PM
These are both beautiful pieces and nicely done.
helluvawreck aka Charleshttp://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com
-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau
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