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Worthless looking logs
« on: February 05, 2002, 11:50:12 AM »
When I was at Toms, he picked out this worthless lookin old eastern red cedar log to saw first. I would have put it on the big New Years bonfire, but I figure it was to far gone to even burn. Big Rotten holes, dozey, just plain junk. Well, I posted a link earlier on to my first project from the log. A wall hanging.

Here is the start of the second from that worthless log. I started it last night to keep busy "vent" somewhere besides here. Just me and the old sanding block.


Table Top or something? Big ass clock? Pretty board to stand in the corner? Whatever it is it will show itself as I work it.


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Any other examples of the beauty within an "Ugly" Log?
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Re: Worthless looking logs
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2002, 01:56:50 PM »
  Jeff, That  color looks a lot like some of the Sequoia I have cut.  It too is a very bright almost pink color when first hitting the air.  You have a nice something or other beginning to emerge from the cocoon of an "ugly log". ;)
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Re: Worthless looking logs
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2002, 04:27:35 PM »

Iíve always thought of country-cured ham or lean bacon when Iíve sawn some cedar that looks like that.

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Re: Worthless looking logs
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2002, 05:10:03 PM »
I have so much stuff like that stashed for my own use,  I can't remember where all of it is!  No Red Cedar,  though!  (Looks like smoked Salmon,  maybe you could use your artistic bent and some small carving gouges to make scales).  Years back,  I talked my pop into pulling out a big,  junky yellow Birch.  Turned out to be the kitchen cabinets in my old house.  They do seem to "tell you what they want to be".  I'd post some pics,  but photopoint took my money and turned off their site,  looking for a new host to send pics........ :P
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Re: Worthless looking logs
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2002, 05:58:11 PM »
Guess one thing sure doesn't hold true with logs. Beauty is only skin deep----it's just the opposite, you don't hit the real beauty until you get rid of the skin. ;)

That piece has the makings of a nice patio table. That is just one idea that comes to mind. When I was growing up at our camp dad made a beauty from a piece like that into a coffee table. I'm not sure but I think he got it for free from the mill.

He used to have a field day at the mill. We used to have a small franklin stove. Well he used to get for free from the mill the cutouts for the pallet forks on pallets. (is there a special name for this?) They fit perfect in the small stove. Then everyone got the bright idea to burn wood and the mill owner started charging for them, boy was dad sad when they started charging money for them. Still next to nothing though.  :D

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Re: Worthless looking logs
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2002, 06:21:32 PM »
If nothing else, it don't look bad as a conversation piece and speaker hider!


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Re: Worthless looking logs
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2002, 06:40:52 PM »
Hey, is that the Timber Buyers channel?

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Re: Worthless looking logs
« Reply #7 on: February 06, 2002, 11:18:46 AM »
Jeff, that looks good standing in the corner.  And to think that Tom not only gave you such fine wood, but he paid you too. ;D

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« Reply #8 on: February 06, 2002, 12:11:21 PM »
Glad to see I'm not the only one that has pieces of neat looking wood all over my house :D LeeB
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Re: Worthless looking logs
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2002, 12:36:56 PM »
Kind of looks like my place with lumber laying around or leaning against the wall.
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Re: Worthless looking logs
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2002, 12:50:37 PM »
Huh? :D


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Re: Worthless looking logs
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2002, 02:17:19 PM »
dan that does my heart good. :D  we had our kitchen flooring stickered in the living room for 2 years.  i cant tell ya how many times i would sticker a customers order in the house till delivery. 8)
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Re: Worthless looking logs
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2002, 02:38:46 PM »
Man, I feel closer to normal knowing others have lumber stacked in their house!  Ya'll got big saws too?

So looking at the other side of the room, you don't think  people will think I might be, um, a little, um, obsessed??



Hey woodmills, this photo easily fits in under the size limit. Did you ever go to behind the forum to learn how to make good pics with super low file size? The software is free on the web.


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Re: Worthless looking logs
« Reply #13 on: February 07, 2002, 11:52:33 AM »
   *DanG- you just sent me back in time- when we were cutting wood for the interior of the underground house, they took down about 4 or 5 black walnut. I have slabs, posts and other miscellaneous stuff down in the house there waiting til I 'get around to' figuring out what to use it for. I hope the theives haven't taken it. But it looks kinda ugly on the outside- they hadn't gotten it the last I was there. 3 times I tried to take some up here to my brother in law, but my husband kept shying away from it and saying 'he wouldn't want it'- that it wasn't standard size, imperfect, etc. I finally snuck a couple of pieces up when I was down there by myself. I can't tell you if he used it or not. But to see the pile in the corner of your room- and then the beauty you've teased out of that cedar- I didn't know what track I was on- and here is your pile letting me know I was headed this way all along. Truly weird...lw
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