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  1. Wood Finishing
    About six months ago I purchased one of these slabs: https://www.etsy.com/listing/590750774/11-12-large-birch-wood-slice-11-12-inch with the idea of making a clock. It's been sitting around my shop since then, so it should be well acclimated, and looks to be in good condition (no cracks or the...
  2. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hello Everyone - Happy Thanksgiving! I was planning on removing the bark on my cedar slab this afternoon, but after taking a closer look, there is a branch that extends from bark into the slab that cannot be removed without creating a cavity. I'm now wondering whether I should try to...
  3. Forestry & Milling
    I just got a saw mill for my stihl saw and am going to be milling some logs into slabs once the snow melts. I was wondering how I can preserve the bark on the slabs for a more rustic look for benches and chairs I plan to make.
  4. Wood Finishing
    I wanted to make a head board out of aspen logs with the bark still on; however, I have never worked with this wood before and do not know how to treat the logs such that the aspen bark will not peel. Does anyone have any ideas to avoid this? I would be grateful for any suggestions.
  5. Woodturning
    http://i.imgur.com/BuLLE.jpg -Ash http://i.imgur.com/Bx1fY.jpg -Ash http://i.imgur.com/mrYgp.jpg -Cherry http://i.imgur.com/nEcDW.jpg- Shot of all three These are my first live-edge bowls, let me know what you think.
  6. General Woodworking Discussion
    I'm trying to figure out the right tool for the job. Take a 24" long log with bark and cut the four sides off leaving a square inside. I want to take each of the four sides flat side down and "scoop" out a flat area to do carvings on the "planed out" bark side bark side. Think of a planer but...
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