|Project by Green Wood Milling Co. LLC||posted 10-05-2011 05:26 AM||2757 views||10 times favorited||12 comments|
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 @ www.greenwoodmilling.com
-- San Antonio Sawmill