The stump

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Blog entry by matthewcressey posted 04-28-2013 10:34 PM 999 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

So today I found a stump today and it was just begging to be made into a side table. So now it’s in my front yard and I am attempting to come up with a plan. First on the list is to have it kiln dried. Than comes flatting and sanding the top than making the legs whatever they turn out to be. So first question is kiln drying it ok? If not why? Second question how do I keep the bark on the stump? Ok third question what is the best way to flatten and remove all the gouges in the top. Thanks for reading, and if you can give me some advise on how to do this it is my first one and I don’t want to screw up.

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#1 posted 05-06-2013 08:40 PM

Matt , im no expert here but I think even in a kiln that might take a while to dry. You could seal the end you don’t want to use with a heavy latex paint and go to work on flattening it out. Its not going to be easy without some sort of special jig. I might try and use a hand plane on it to flatten it out but id start with a chainsaw first.

Good luck bro and keep us posted.

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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