''One piece of log/trunk'' challenge

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Project by Ivan posted 01-29-2019 12:19 PM 884 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These projects were made of one piece of olive wood log, some 2m long, 12-14cm in diameter. I cut it in three parts and cliced them into 16-18mm boards. I removed bark and squared rest of boards available. Finaly I glued them to usable sizes for each various project. Since it is olive wood, I tried to make something with olive/see/marine/coast motives.
So, I came up with :

Fish shaped cutting board
Stylized artistic cruise ship candle holder
Olive shaped napkin holder
Olive tree leaf shaped tray
Coasters – normal …(later I realised that I should make them shell shaped)

Finish – food friendly wood oil.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#1 posted 01-29-2019 01:20 PM

lepo,lepo…no zakaj nisi jedan komad potokaril?
maslina je fantasti─Źna…ili donesi meni ti poka┼żem…hehe

-- bambi

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#2 posted 01-29-2019 01:28 PM

Nice job on your challenge Ivan. Right away I thought of an olive tray. LOL. Cool looking lumber.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#3 posted 01-29-2019 02:39 PM

Nice work Ivan, a good collection of useful and attractive things.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#4 posted 01-29-2019 02:42 PM

nice work buddy your a busy that olive wood.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#5 posted 01-29-2019 03:02 PM

Nice work Ivan! It’s always interesting to see what you come up with.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#6 posted 01-29-2019 05:26 PM

From log to project, way to go, to most people logs like that are just firewood stock. Nice save.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#7 posted 01-29-2019 05:38 PM

Wood rescue and fantastic projects too!

Great job!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#8 posted 01-29-2019 06:16 PM

Niiiiicccceeeee! REally well done.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#9 posted 01-29-2019 06:55 PM

very nice items Ivan all of them GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#10 posted 01-29-2019 10:04 PM

Great job on making several projects that show off the lovely grain of that board.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#11 posted 01-30-2019 09:06 AM

Looks good sir, top job.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#12 posted 01-30-2019 01:56 PM

Awesome, Ivan!

-- -- Paul: jack of dreams, a master none.

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#13 posted 01-31-2019 07:12 AM

Thanks all for views and comments. Another DT3 is a great motivation to continue with my hobby woodworking activities.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 01-31-2019 08:04 PM

Very beautiful and necessary items in the kitchen! Good job! Thanks for the ideas!

-- Ostap,UKRAINE I know that I know nothing .SOCRATES

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#15 posted 02-03-2019 08:00 PM

Great pieces, Ivan. You are on a roll!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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