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Mark A. DeCou

2008 posts in 4217 days


#1 posted 12-13-2007 06:28 PM

for poor guys like me, I just stand the stump up and eye ball a cut line and use a chainsaw to hack out slab sections of wood about 2” thick. Then, I paint the end grain with left over latex paint, and sticker it to dry. This type of wood slabbed into sections like this will take 2-3 years to dry, but would be good for a lot of projects. I have made bench seats, chair seats, walking canes, and all kinds of things from wood salvaged like this. In fact, I look every piece of firewood over well before deciding it is best used for heat.

An Alaskan chains saw mill would be great for work like this, but I don’t have one.

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan - www.decoustudio.com


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