log slab stool

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Project by bradnelson posted 243 days ago 818 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 243 days ago

Cool stool

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

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#2 posted 243 days ago

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

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

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#3 posted 243 days ago

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 243 days ago

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 243 days ago

Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#6 posted 243 days ago

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 243 days ago

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 242 days ago

I like it, it’s a really cool stool!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#9 posted 237 days ago

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 235 days ago

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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