|Project by JoeinGa||posted 01-26-2013 11:36 PM||2346 views||2 times favorited||19 comments|
The power company was in the field across the street yesterday cutting trees that were too close to the power lines. I grabed a small cut off (about 2 feet long and 4 or 5 inches across) with the thought of bandsawing it open and seeing what kind of grain it has. At first I thought poplar but quite frankly I’m terrible at identifying wood unless it’s good ol’ yellow pine :-)
The bark is very dark green (looks almost brown in the picture, but trust me it’s GREEN)
I cut a small slice off the end and gave it a quick smooth up with 80grit so you can see the rings.
Then I took a slice off the side to give another perspective
Once I had that side sliced off I figured Oh what the hell, the last time I made a couple of spatulas and they came out fairly good looking, so lets try another. Here’s the bottom view. The wood looks kinda yellow-ish from the lights above my dining table but that wood is actually pretty white
And here’s several views of the top and side. I left a bit of bark on the end of the handle, and it cleaned up pretty nice with the sander, so I left it on.
The blade part is 3” wide and almost 6” long. Overall it’s 16” in length. I slathered it wil butcher block treatment and tomorrow I’ll add a few coats of mineral oil.
Now then, How do you like your eggs?
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