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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
-- 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 ………….. one can never be too organized
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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
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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)
#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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