Cedar Table

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Project by EGA posted 04-09-2008 07:05 PM 2377 views 1 time favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Took a chain saw and split this cedar log. It has limbs in their natural curve for the set of legs on each end. The top was as thick as the top of the carving. I used my chainsaw to rough cut it down and chiseled the rest off with a homemade chisel. All the carving was done with my pocket knife. Time is not a factor when I am doing a project The bottom side is unfinished, just peeled the bark and chiseled the places for the legs to start a fit, lot of looking and a peeping to get it flat. Even the cut where I put the logs together was done with my chainsaw.

Too bad there’s only three pictures allowed I’ve gone crazy with my new camera. If ya can’t figure out the message I put there with all those hours invested, just guess.


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#1 posted 04-09-2008 07:23 PM


This is a marvelous table. Cedar is such a pretty wood and soft enough to work, and in your case, carve fairly easily. The carving both of the underside and the top makes this one special. I am sure that Deborah will appreciate it.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 04-09-2008 07:58 PM

Beautiful piece you have to work with. I can imagine what you will be able to release inside of it to make it even more beautiful. Make sure you show us all that you do. Semper Fi.

-- Rich, Nevada,

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#3 posted 04-09-2008 08:08 PM

Wonderful table, produced with amazing imagination and patience. More pictures would be welcome.

-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"

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#4 posted 04-09-2008 08:18 PM

really cool.. great chain saw skills…

-- making sawdust....

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#5 posted 04-09-2008 10:55 PM

Nice table thanks for the post


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#6 posted 04-09-2008 10:59 PM

You accomplished with a chain saw and pocket knife what the majority could not accomplish with thousands of dollars worth of tools. Nice work.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#7 posted 04-09-2008 11:02 PM

Nifty neat. Well done for sure. All art really takes is “want to”.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#8 posted 04-10-2008 01:23 AM

Great chainsaw & carving work Ega.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 04-10-2008 02:38 AM

Thanks all for the nice comments. Have just gotten a camera so that I can start putting some of my things I’ve made over the years, nice to have someone to share your work with other than just family and visitors.. Guess if I hadn’t had that bad deer hunt on my bike and gotten layed up, I wouldn’t know all you good people exist. I’m sure that a computer would have never been purchased to plqy with. I stay busy trying to get the last two and a half years of putting it off untill I could walk again. I will definately put my projects on. Will put the heart black walnut rocking chair that I made for my wife,(chain saw again) on tomorrow. Semper Fi!!


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#10 posted 04-10-2008 05:36 AM

this is one nice table

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#11 posted 04-10-2008 02:35 PM

gorgeous!! Chain saw and pocket knife.. and a whole lot of love!! :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#12 posted 05-04-2008 10:50 PM

Thanks MsDebbie and Dan.


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#13 posted 05-03-2011 08:50 PM

hey there Marine, Thank you for your service. your work with wood is unbeatable. go to show that its hard to beat a Marine. Let me Know where you get your patterns for your wood burnings

-- Jim Earl

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#14 posted 05-05-2011 11:37 AM

Thanks Jim Earl! The patters aren’t hard to explain…I draw them out if they are complicated by looking at a picture of something I like…Most of them I look at what I want to woodburn and resize it in my head and free hand it…Thanks for the compliments…Semper Fi to you Sir!!


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