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Old 12-25-2015, 04:20 PM   #1
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My wife's Christmas gift - start to finish


This is my first time ever taking something from this close to nature and processing it all the way to a finished product. A friend gave me access to 80-100 downed cedar trees, so I went in to get one of them to see how much trouble it would be and what I could do with it. I have access to just about everything but a sawmill, so I started small with what I could manage without one.













The "easel mode" leg shown below can be reversed and screwed on flat if she wants it to hang on a wall instead of standing up.

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Old 12-25-2015, 05:36 PM   #2
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Cool.
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Nice work.

I have an idea of what you went through making lumber without a mill. I made a project from an oak stump, was certainly a challenge and never again.
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Nice work.

I have an idea of what you went through making lumber without a mill. I made a project from an oak stump, was certainly a challenge and never again.
Yeah it involved the same chainsaw I cut the tree up with. And many many times through the planer. It will also be my last time, especially since I've made my deal with a guy with a sawmill 12 miles away.
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Nice project.

You beat me.
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Haha wow that looks great! Very inspiring
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very cool and original
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Old 01-11-2016, 01:57 AM   #8
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That project is nice. I just love the overall design. Very creative, waiting for the final result.
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Nice work. I kept looking at it. Then it dawned on me who it is.

Well done....Especially the milling of the wood..cool. I have an Alaskan MK IIImill I have yet to use. Maybe i'll test it on some of this elm I have cut down....
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Wonderful work,I think it's the greatest gift for your wife . I also wanted to make special gift by myself to my wife , then failed . You did a good job !
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quite a unique (but cool) xmas gift!
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