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Project by junipercanyon posted 595 days ago 1626 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Very fun project that started my wood working journey about 2 years ago!!! This is actually the very first slab of wood I ever cut, the “test drive” using my alaskan chainsaw mill.!!! (I actually posted this same slab quite some time ago when I first cut it, and all the sanding work I had completed needed redone from all the abuse its has been subject too!! http://lumberjocks.com/projects/51810 )
Its been through 2 moves and shuffled around my shop to get it out of my way more times than I can count, been a step stool, a make shift table, and mostly just a big awkward in-the-way pain in the butt. Finally, it looked at me just right and I got inspired to finish it. It measures 60” x 5” at the narrowest spot, (wish it could have been wider, but I needed clearance for the stove pipe it will be installed behind). Sanded to 400grit and finished with 6 coats of tung oil buffed with steel wool between coats.

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Thanks for looking, I hope you like it.

-- Juniper Canyon Design





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jaykaypur

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#1 posted 595 days ago

thats a fine looking piece of wood. Nice job and you kept that around a long time.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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DouginVa

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#2 posted 595 days ago

Looks like a lot of work. What do you plan on doing with it?

-- Just a man with his chisel.........

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junipercanyon

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#3 posted 595 days ago

This is mantel that is going to be installed above a free standing wood stove.

-- Juniper Canyon Design

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 595 days ago

Excellent. You inspire me to do more

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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GerardoArg1

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#5 posted 595 days ago

Look very good. I´like!! The colors is excelent…sanded look like glass. Great job

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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Don W

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#6 posted 595 days ago

sweet!! Stuff coming out of my alaskan mill doesn’t look like that!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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Surfside

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#7 posted 595 days ago

Jaw dropping! Very classy.

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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DocSavage45

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#8 posted 595 days ago

Your hopes are realized. I like it!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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kiefer

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#9 posted 594 days ago

Yes I like it.
Beautiful job on the finish !

-- Kiefer 松

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matts_dad

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#10 posted 594 days ago

Ok – I’ll byte – How in the world were you able to get something as irregular as this so smooth?

-- Barry

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woodshaver

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#11 posted 594 days ago

NOPE! I don’t like it. I love it!!! Every once in a while we get to see something unique. That what I look for most of the time. I think this is one of those times! It’s crazy nice!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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vakman

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#12 posted 594 days ago

Wow! Wonderful specimen, tastefully worked. Thanks for posting.

-- - Power is not revealed by striking hard or often, but by striking true. -

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TreeBones

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#13 posted 593 days ago

Nice one. Live edge rustic projects are always my favorite.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service http://westcoastlands.net/Sawmill.html http://westcoastlands.net/SawBucks2/phpBB3 http://www.portablesawmill.info

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