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Unk's chainsaw carving

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  1. unclemoustache

    unclemoustache My 'stache is bigger than yours.

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    I dropped a couple trees in my yard recently and decided to make chairs.

    The little chair has a curved back.

    The big one was a challenge, but it turned out all right. Will soften the edges later on.

    Any recommendations for preserving these? Tung oil? Linseed oil? Moustache wax?

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    Posted the log for free on CL in case anyone could use it. Guy came out yesterday with a trailer and hand tools.

    Hand tools.

    They started calling local rental shops to get a bobcat, but Saturday at 3:30 is not the time to start looking, especially since the nearest place is 15 miles away.

    So I cut it into 6 foot sections from the top and we started rolling. Fortunately the trailer tilted and he brought a comealong. He wasn't very good with rigging, and there was much wasted motion and time. Took them 3 hours to load 2 pieces.
    They said they will return this next week with a bobcat.

    I helped for a while, but then things started to get dangerous (bad rigging and support) during the pull up the trailer so I sat on the stump bench with my son and watched. It was tempting to get pics or video. Sorry- you only get the story.
     
  2. unclemoustache

    unclemoustache My 'stache is bigger than yours.

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    The big chair is double sided. One chair facing each way.

    I think I will put a geocache on the chair. Should be a fun little landmark for many years.
     
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    1Alpha1 100% USDA certified abnormality-free.

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    Nice work Unk.

    Really cool in-fact..............:rock2:

    Don't think you'll have to worry about the arms on the chairs sagging after so many years.
     
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    Give them time to learn. Sorry I missed the experience, could have shortened their learning curve. I have a dear friend who has the same source of brain injury and I understand that when he doesn't show as he has said it is just become me alone. IMG_20171126_142621.jpg
    Creative use of equipment that auctions have provided at a fraction of the cost. 5 come a longs for$5-6 a roll of cable for$7 3 tow strap for another$7, they total about sixty feet!!
    And while I was trimming the crotch a maker of primitive furniture asked how much to cut round table off stumps and " do you cut slabs" the BSM operation only cuts 2 feet wide!:happybanana: Nothing like have the market show up at the work site with their own pickup and healthy back:drinkingcoffee:
    Unc as far as sealing, the recommendation I wood make is to trim an X from the bottom to leave fat legs. Water based sealant allows for a slower pace drying IMHO. Glad to see you are getting some enjoyment out of a tree that had you flumoxed as to a use.
    Stay safe and warm Folks
     
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    My brother uses Sikkens products on his log home.
     
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    Make sure that the bottom of the seat is sloped abit to allow water to run off too.
     
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    Get moss to grow on it, it looks like it will give you stump ass.
     
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    unclemoustache My 'stache is bigger than yours.

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    I sloped it backwards for comfort. Will drill a weep hole for water.
     
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    Wish you posted this years ago, or I had thought of it. Would have chairs all over property. Nice. Thanks.
     
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    I have mushrooms carved all over.
     
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    The log looks like a nice straight saw log.
     
  12. unclemoustache

    unclemoustache My 'stache is bigger than yours.

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    Yup. I didn't want it to go to firewood. Glad somebody can use it. There was some pretty grain in there at the knots.
     
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    What kinda trees? and why no pics of the stumps so we could rate em and stuff?
     
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    unclemoustache My 'stache is bigger than yours.

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    I very deliberately left out the pics of the stumps. Was not proud of my stump once again!
     
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    Because he knows better. Cut both smooth, I would also.
     
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    J.W Younger ass kissing impaired

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    me too
     
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    1Alpha1 100% USDA certified abnormality-free.

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    Depends on who's looking for me.....and why.
    I figure if the tree falls close to where you want it, you done good.

    And, if you don't take out a structure, power line, or harm anyone in the process, you done even gooder.
     
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    A weep hole would come in handy.
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  19. this has to be one of the coolest posts I've seen on here
     
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    I hate getting old, I don’t remember me posting these pics. Too busy or too much posting I guess. How are the benches holding up?
     

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