The Log Lounger

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Project by Green Wood Milling Co. LLC posted 1027 days ago 2232 views 10 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Fellow Wood lovers another project by the ”#1 Saw Mill in San Antonio”. I think you all will get a kick out of this one. This project took 4 weeks of 8-9 hrs days, grinding and shaping till my hands tingles for hrs after work. I took a entire tree trunk that had died form root rot. A 36” diameter, 10 foot long 1500 LBS chunk of wood. I started with my chain saw to remove the majority of the wood and then turned to my 4-1/2 in grinder with a carbite carving wheel form arbortech thit lasted for a while till I blew out some teeth. Mind you, this blade is about 5 years old and have seen may a project, a must have for any woodworker.I needed something that could really take a bite out of the wood. So!!, I came up with a daring plan to retro fit a old DADO blade on my 7-1/2 grinder. I know it sounds crazy but desperate times calls for desperate measures and a touch of stupidity. I ended up having to make a custom safety guard to fit the grinder, out of 16 gage sheet metal and it worked awesome!!! As a carving tool it ate wood like a food processor. After that I switched to a 7-1/2” 36 grid sanding disc, 60 grid, 80 grid and finished it of with 120 grid on a orbital sander. I also used a die grinder with 2” sanding pads for the small hard to reach areas. I finished the lounger with a caster and metal frame base so that we can move the piece around I want to create a new base for it or some really funky legs. This was a super fun project that was challenging and very rewarding in the end.
feast your eyes fellers!!! Feast your eyes!!!
Attie Jonker @

-- San Antonio Sawmill

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#1 posted 1027 days ago

Need more finished pictures, one just whets your appetite! Cool looking build.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#2 posted 1027 days ago

Very unique design. What type of tree is it?

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#3 posted 1027 days ago

Now that is cool. Great end product! Well done for sure. Look fwd to seeing the legs.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 1027 days ago

that’s really cool. I’ll be you want to find the right spot for it on the first try.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#5 posted 1027 days ago

Great job and thanks for some of the tips you gave.

-- Carpe Diem

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#6 posted 1027 days ago

Looks amazing! I love how the finishing brought out the grain.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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#7 posted 1027 days ago

Wow! What did you finish that with? The larger end looks like a whale read to devour someone.. Very original and awesome piece!

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#8 posted 1027 days ago

Awsome use of a fallen wood

-- David ; "BE SAFE BE HAPPY" Brockport , NY

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#9 posted 1027 days ago

Now that is impressive. Wonderful use of nature..

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#10 posted 1014 days ago

very nice work. give me sum ideals.

-- hap, gunbarrel city tx.

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#11 posted 956 days ago

You’re insane, I love it!

-- I'm not as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was.

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#12 posted 865 days ago

This thin is cool i realy like it.

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