|Project by Jofa||posted 11-29-2013 12:55 AM||1015 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
Ever since I started working in Tool Rental at Home Depot, I’ve come across some nice pieces of wood from some of my customers who rent chain saws.
One such customer came in and told me about a tree that fell in her yard. It was an Oak (I and she believe) and I asked her if she would mind bringing me a couple of pieces. She was also splitting them with our log splitter so I got some quarter pieces.
This board was made with one of those quarters. I was able to get a nice square blank using my table saw and I left it indoors for a couple of months near my kitchen stove. Not a perfect way to dry but it seems to have worked.
I then sawed it in half and made the edges true enough to glue up. This old Craftsman (Atlas) saw continues to amaze me.
The border is Poplar and I finished it with mineral oil. Had Thanksgiving at my mother-in-law’s today and gave it to her as a gift. She really liked it.
So hopefully a tree that was part of the destruction will now be used to serve people.
Happy Thanksgiving all!
-- Thank you Lord for the passion and ability to make things from your creation.