rotten log project

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rotten log project

Postby hyperion » Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:28 pm

not too sure where this is oing to go, but i was looking to do some thing different after my last stool seat thingy so ive been up into the woods today and got this
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the first bit of scraping, sawing and chopping seems to be revealing some decent wood though the underside is very waterlogged
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hopefully if there is a few inches thickness of decent timber in there and it all holds together as it drys it should make a nice seat, stool, small table thingy and if not it can always join the loggery at the bottom of the garden! :D

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Re: rotten log project

Postby Donald Todd » Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:17 pm

The stool here was a similar log of Ash with a rotten core. It still split, preventing me from using the half circle that was originally available.
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Re: rotten log project

Postby Bob_Fleet » Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:07 pm

Have you thought of shitake mushrooms? :lol:

It depends on what you think you've still got once its dry.
Quite often the first task is to find out what you have to work with before you decide.
I had a large elm burr with various options and it sat for ages and eventually I came to some idea of what I could best get out of it.

Looks like a good project.
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Re: rotten log project

Postby hyperion » Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:19 pm

Donald Todd wrote:The stool here was a similar log of Ash with a rotten core. It still split, preventing me from using the half circle that was originally available.


i love that stool! great idea!

ive been digging about in it just the now and it seems pretty solid all over, going to try and split some bigger bits off it in the morning
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Re: rotten log project

Postby hyperion » Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:58 pm

well ive been hacking, sawing and chopping most of the day and its a shadow of its former self

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im hoping these old fence posts will be up to making some legs to turn it into a stool
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