More firewood please

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Project by Baddad84 posted 12-18-2017 11:20 PM 994 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Firewood is like a box of chocolates, you just never know what your gonna get. This all started with one pieceof oak that almost got burned. I wondered what it would look like if i machined it down. That started the making of about 20 votive candle holders as shown in picture 3. They were quick, easy, and pretty Christmas presents. I eventually figured out what i was looking for. For those who have actually split firewood woth a maul you know the ones… twisted gnarly and impossible to split. I took a couple of votives to my firewood supplier and asked him if i could dig through his pile (he has a residential tree service) and hand picked a couple of burls. I made the box in pictures one and two (approximately 5” x 12”) and the smart watch charging stand in the last picture. I havent yet decided what to do with the piece in the fourth picture. Any creative ideas?

Everything was finished with spray poly and waxed. I believe these were all pieces of live oak or white oak.


-- Brad

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#1 posted 12-19-2017 01:53 AM

Wow. That box is impressive looking.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#2 posted 12-19-2017 04:33 AM

Nice find and some very nice work!

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#3 posted 12-19-2017 01:28 PM

Beautiful stuff! The first 2 pictures are live oak for sure. It’s fun to find these treasures and bring the beauty out for others to see.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#4 posted 12-19-2017 04:00 PM

Nice grain Brad! I know the feeling! I’ll be out there splitting wood and the next thing you know I’m inside at the bandsaw. It’s a wonder I don’t freeze to death…
Thanks for sharing!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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#5 posted 12-19-2017 07:20 PM

Love the wood, I was just making a couple of bowls for gifts, my wife as me what wood I was using, I said the piece that you didn’t put in the stove, she said she couldn’t get it in.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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