|Forum topic by Danpaddles||posted 11-13-2012 04:32 AM||2949 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
11-13-2012 04:32 AM
A good friend asked me if I could help her make a log planter, from an oak tree that came from her childhood home. I have no great ideas about how to hollow out an oak log. Not even sure if it is white oak or red, I would imagine white oak would last a whole lot longer than red oak.
Ideas? What about finding someone with a Woodmizer, slab off the sides, bandsaw out a big depression, then re-attach the slabbed sides. I am not sure I am good enough with a chain saw to try to use one to hollow out the insides. Kick back danger, right?
I am also used to working alone, I would guess I can not turn and maneuver a log by myself.
This is the sort of thing she is looking for, in a similarly sized log.
-- Dan V. in Indy