4 projects, one applewood branch!

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Project by CharlesAuguste posted 06-15-2011 03:42 AM 1854 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A large thunderstorm, with high winds, broke a branch of one of my apple trees, about 5 inches in diameter
and quite long. So i cut it all up in 3 to 4 feet lenght and painted the end to make sure the wood dry slowly.
So that said i decided to make a few projects out of theses 7 or 8 pieces a few months later!!
I started with a rustic worbench stool, except for the seat all applewood.
Then with larger part of the trunk i turned a vase on the lathe, that piece sat a lot longer then the pieces for the stool since some of them have a few checks!!!
Still left with a large piece i made a massive mallet, i never realize how hard this applewood is, very nice.
And a chisel handle for an old buck brothers gouge with pewter rings and ferrule all done on the Lathe.

-- "the future's uncertain and the end is always near" J. Morrison

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 06-15-2011 04:57 AM

Very nice projects and very good use of all the wood. I love it when you find a use for the pieces that would otherwise be burned!

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

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#2 posted 06-15-2011 02:46 PM

Nice. The wood has really great grain.

It always a nice feeling when you build with woods you’ve milled or reclaimed. thanks for sharing.

-- Anthony

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#3 posted 06-15-2011 02:49 PM

Excellent use of a fallen tree limbs – nice going.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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