|Forum topic by JonoMcHugh||posted 12-08-2014 03:15 AM||1301 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
12-08-2014 03:15 AM
Good day to all you fine people from a sunny Botswana!
I would like some advice, help, guidance on a project I have planned.
In January I will be returning to my farm in South Africa for a month. We have some magnificent Blackwood (Acacia melanoxylon) trees on our farm. I would like to cut one down and make a bar counter top from it. I am going for something as shown in the picture.
What I would like to know from anyone is the following:
1. Have you worked with Blackwood? Any advice tips etc….
I have the necessary tools for the job. A suitable chainsaw for cutting the tree down. We also have wood cutting disc as an implement that fits to the back of our tractor so I can slice the tree in half and have a smooth flat surface which will be the top of the bar counter. I am not one for straight lines and actually enjoy a more rustic look so will do alot of the shaping “free style” with a chainsaw. I want the top of the counter to be flat, no one enjoys spilling a beer and the bottom to be knotted, twisted, curvy and have character.
Thanks for taking the time to read my post, any advice will be much appreciated.
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