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DIY Wood worker wedding #6: The cake plate - a tree made of wood and table settings

09-30-2011 07:44 PM by gurnie | 1 comment »

This is a project my fiance and I did together for our upcoming wedding. Um so wow a lot has happen since i worked on this thread. i will try to describe what i have done but i’m not sure if i have photos (I will try to check if people ask) So after we cut up the roots / branches for the tree stump we ended up used a inflatable cylinder sander that attached to the drill press thingy attached to my lathe. So instead of a chuck spinning around i have a nice cylinder full of 80 gri...

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DIY Wood worker wedding #5: The cake plate shaping the stump and roots

08-03-2011 06:14 PM by gurnie | 0 comments »

So i bought a Pneumatic Sanding Drum set and i used my lathe to wear down the rough edges (pictured above). While this looks great I started to feel that the tree was looking too manufactured. It needs to look a bit more natural / organic. So last night I went to the shop and recut the sides on the bandsaw. I’ll post photos of me working with the Pneumatic Sanding Drum set and the re-sanded roots tomorrow.

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DIY Wood worker wedding #4: DIY Wood worker wedding #4: The cake plate Chapter #3

07-15-2011 07:41 PM by gurnie | 1 comment »

So some progress has been made. first i rounded off the cylinder with a bandsaw to remove a lot of those pointed edges. Then came root cutting. Several pieces of 2” thick X 2” wide were cut in the shape of roots (approx., 7”, 9”, 8”, 11”). I free handed the shape of the root. I left 1” on the end uncut for the sliding dove tail i will use to connect the roots to the stump Concentrating hard so i don’t cut my fingers off So o...

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