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Project by cabinetmaker2 posted 02-15-2008 04:12 PM 1402 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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,

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Greg Salata

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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 not
rescued it.

I like them, they look whimsical.

-- Still learning everything

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Dominic Vanacora

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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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Scott Bryan

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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

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#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….

-- Mark, Hancock Maine,

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#7 posted 02-15-2008 09:02 PM

These are incredible! I love using firewood for projects too.

-- Happy woodworking!

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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 -- --

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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."

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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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