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Log bench

Postby jack pine » Thu May 02, 2013 9:08 pm

A recent forest fire has left me with a huge area of burned trees. While I would much prefer a green tree, there's no use in wasting a jack pine of this size, which in this area is an absolute monster. This tree is likely about a hundred and fifty years old. Most trees here are quite small, so one this size was begging to be made into a bench.The axe is a GB Scandinavian for scale.
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I used a chainsaw to rip the log in half. Here I'm removing the burned bark.
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I used my carving axe to clean up the surface, rather than planing it. This pic is before the axe finish.
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I used a hatchet to rough taper the legs
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And then a crooked knife to finish them. With the uneven bottom of the log it was a total guess as to where to drill the holes for the legs. I used a simple gauge: my eye :D To drill the holes, I used a hand brace with an adjustable expansive bit.
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And here it is, finished:
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Re: Log bench

Postby bulldawg_65 » Fri May 03, 2013 1:11 am

Really nice work Jack! Look comfortable! :)
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Re: Log bench

Postby monkeeboy » Fri May 03, 2013 6:03 pm

Are those pine trees really dead after the fire?
Would none of them survive?
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Re: Log bench

Postby jack pine » Fri May 03, 2013 8:09 pm

Some that didn't completely burn will survive, but a tree such as I cut for the bench will not, as it's too badly burned.
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Re: Log bench

Postby AlexanderTheLate » Fri May 03, 2013 9:28 pm

Early for fires, isn't it? Awesome job you have done. Who made that crook?
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Re: Log bench

Postby jack pine » Fri May 03, 2013 10:17 pm

Yes it is early for fires. Recent in this case was last summer :)
The crooked knife blade was made by Joel Delorme http://joeldelormeknives.webs.com/woodcrafttools.htm
I handled it myself with a piece of caribou antler.
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Re: Log bench

Postby JonnyP » Sat May 04, 2013 8:14 am

Nice bench..!
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Re: Log bench

Postby Christophe » Mon May 06, 2013 7:29 am

Way cool...bravo
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