log slab stool

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Project by bradnelson posted 12-21-2013 08:45 PM 1020 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

log slab stool. black poplar with poplar legs. about 18 inches tall. about 20 inches in diameter. legs are through top with wedges holding them in.

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#1 posted 12-21-2013 09:10 PM

Cool stool

-- the stone rejected by the builders will become the capstone

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#2 posted 12-21-2013 09:35 PM

Looks real sturdy with those through the top legs. Nice job!

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

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#3 posted 12-21-2013 10:21 PM

Nice stool. How did you treat the bark and what kind of finish did you use?

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA

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#4 posted 12-21-2013 11:25 PM

I had a co-worker lady wanting to make a project using log cross sections like this, and I told her that a cross section slice like this would crack when you dried it. How did you get this to dry without cracking? Super interested. Thanks.

-- Bob Anderton - Austin, TX - Nova 3000 lathe, Alaskan Mark III mill, Husqavarna Saw

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#5 posted 12-22-2013 12:04 AM

Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#6 posted 12-22-2013 12:32 AM

I like it….have a poplar slab I have been looking for something to do with it…I am also interested in what you finished it with…Nice job Brad

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#7 posted 12-22-2013 02:16 AM

I bought it already dried from keim lumber. I just used shellac to finish. I’m sure the bark will eventually break off or be broken off.

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#8 posted 12-22-2013 06:58 PM

I like it, it’s a really cool stool!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#9 posted 12-28-2013 06:11 AM

My neighbor yesterday just asked me if I wanted some pine logs they cut down last year. I told him I would have to think about it, I need to come up with some ideas on what to make with them. I think I just found my next projects.

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#10 posted 12-30-2013 04:13 AM

might try it with Bradford pear (free), the pre-dried slice we purchased as a the cake platter (2 feet) across cracked despite treating with tung oil.
Any ideas on how to reduce cracking?

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