Evolution of a stump: From natures sculpture to mine. #1: From Tree to stump

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Blog entry by junipercanyon posted 12-31-2012 05:44 PM 1472 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My uncle was needing to expand his horse pasture, and thankfully I just happened to be there the day he was going to push this old tree down with a tractor and throw it in a slash pile. Just an ugly old rotten tree to him, but I saw it different. “HOLD ON Uncle Joe, let me get my chainsaw and take this tree out for you.”

“What are you going to do with that”? he says…..well, just wait and see.

A couple of hours later, using a chainsaw and a grinder, he got to see my first project idea take a little shape in his driveway.

Good start with the rough shaping, lots and lots…...and lots of sanding to go!!! Check back for progress soon!!!

-- Juniper Canyon Design

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Don W

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#1 posted 12-31-2012 05:48 PM


-- - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 12-31-2012 06:16 PM

As with all the things we work with, it’s the imagination of the person looking at it.

It will be interesting to see what it becomes.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 12-31-2012 06:18 PM

I will check on the progress of this one. Can’t wait to see the finished project. I just finished turning a rustic lamp from a branch my cousin gave me when she was living in Alaska. I like it, so I bet this one is going to turn out really nice.

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#4 posted 12-31-2012 06:27 PM

Must have been a pretty great tree to begin with. What did he think? LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#5 posted 12-31-2012 09:49 PM

What a treasure you have to work with. I am sure your interpretation will be stunningly beautiful.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#6 posted 01-01-2013 04:51 AM

Wonderful gnarly old tree, with that sharp taper, some would say this tree has bad form, but to me it was
just tough enough to keep growing until someone could see something in it that they had to take the time
and work to bring it out. Will be patiently waiting for your version of this trees form. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 80 yr young apprentice carpenter

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