|Forum topic by Bergman||posted 03-09-2014 04:44 AM||1133 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
03-09-2014 04:44 AM
Hey there, new to the forum and don’t have much work working experience, but I’ve always had an interest in it and like playing around with some things. Mostly like working with hand tools, I made an English longbow last year and plan on making multiple primitive bows and playing around with carving and what not. I wasn’t sure where to look, this seems like a decent place.
So we recently had a massive maple cut down in our backyard that had been heavily damaged during the ice storm late last year, and I’m looking for some cool ideas of things to do or make with the massive logs that we’ve ended up with.
I’m pretty sure its a silver maple, or was. Firewood is obviously a big use for it but some of these logs are probably 3’ in diameter. I’d like to use a couple for something, and would like to practice some carving/whittling.
I’ve though of a few ideas. I could probably make some kind of round table, maybe a bowl, plate, utensils, but those aren’t that big. I’m amazed at the size of these logs, tree has been there since I’ve been alive and never really considered the size of the thing.
Anyways, any ideas at all will be helpful, just trying to practice skills and have some fun! Here’s some pics of it.
Oh, and if anyone has any decent plans for their ideas I’d love to see them, or could be forwarded to an area on how to work on wood in certain ways. I have mostly hand tools, but my dad is loaded with power tools, saws and drills.