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Log Chair Project
« on: May 24, 2019, 10:37:52 PM »
This has been a fun week in the natural edge woodshop.  Some have seen the glass washboard table I completed earlier in the week.  I mentioned another fun project I was working on to learn a new skill and make something new.  The wood was a chunk of white oak I picked up that was too big for my mill to get live edge slabs so I decided to try something different.  I wanted to cut an arm chair out of the solid chunk but I had never done a plunge cut with my chainsaw so what the heck.  lets give it a try.  I left the 660 in the shop because I did not want to cut off an arm or leg and worked with my little 211 which I can fully control.  It took a little longer with only 16" bar but better to be safe while learning new skill.  After finishing the cuts and trying to smooth surface with chainsaw bar I switch to harbor freight carbide sanding disk(copy of lancelot) for more smoothing/shaping.  Finished with timber oil to bring out color and grain.  I needed legs to get up to height and since it was too heavy to move I thought why not casters.  I used 8" casters, solid on back and swivel on front.  I lowered the rear ones about an inch and added an inch to the front to give me a nice back slant for comfort.  More comfortable than I expected and also easily moved around patio or back fire pit.  A neighbor suggested a small engine option but that would get out of control fast. :D  We will leave it with foot power only.


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Re: Log Chair Project
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2019, 10:47:45 PM »
Very cool. Nice log that came from. Looking forward to your next project!

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Re: Log Chair Project
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2019, 09:12:52 AM »
You caught me off guard because I was expecting the log/chair to be standing up rather than lying down.  A very nice touch.  :)
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