|Project by UnstoppableDrew||posted 11-16-2011 10:54 PM||2479 views||1 time favorited||11 comments|
A couple years ago my in-laws in Maryland had a very large Linden tree come down. When we were down there for Christmas I brought back a number of log sections and they’ve been sitting in my workshop ever since, waiting for me to come up with something to do with them.
I finally decided to saw into one and see what was inside. There’s a ton of spalting, bug holes, and punky spots, but none so bad I didn’t think I could work with it. I was originally going to do a pretty simple round box, you can see the outline in the first picture. Then I remembered I had a book on bandsaw boxes (“Building Beautiful Boxes with Your Band Saw” by Lois Ventura). This box is loosely based on the “Pisces” design from the book. I was originally going to put flocking in the drawers, but they showed so much spalting and figure I decided it would be a shame to cover it up. The last picture is after 2 coats of General Finishes gel urethane top coat & buffing with steel wool.
-- Nothing looks worse on your outdoors resume than a list of the possible locations of your remains.