Well, I cleaned out the local thrifts shops supply of redwood drift wood.
I am surprised they lasted as long as they did but I am not complaining as this has been a real treasure trove for me. Out of one large root section I picked up a few months back, I was able to split it into thirds
So far that has yielded
1. An Almost finished bench
2. A second figured slab that is likely going to be a companion for that bench
3. A ‘Scrap’ piece good for a slightly smaller bench
After giving it a light sanding, I just sold that ‘scrap’ piece for $150.
I figured while I am temporarily flush with cash, it would be best to turn the profits back around and pick up the last two pieces of driftwood for $100; really only one was really worth it, but I’d have paid $60 to $80 for the one, so $100 for two sections, plus a couple random scraps was a fair enough deal.
Plan is to turn part of this into a coffee table base
Here it is propped up with a chalk line snapped to ~ level
And here is a shot of me putting the old crosscut to use.
It took 15 minutes to rip by hand. I have come to take great pleasure in putting this old saw to use and the extra time spent ripping by hand is more than saved on the finishing and leveling. The saw leaves a very clean cut, much cleaner than I can get off my cheap chainsaw; and it’s cleaner that the local lumber yards band-saw mill.
That’s all for now; have a few more projects to add to the blog, then it’s back out to the garage