The hole peppered, blue stained pine log should reveal some nice rustic boards. I should be able to get a couple fireplace mantels from it.
If you never heard of Portable Winch, they are a Quebec based manufacturer of portable winches. I use this one linked to the truck bed tie downs to pull logs onto the trailer. Continue reading Pulling some logs
Taking a crack at carving a tree from a block of what I think is Trembling Aspen. One thing is for certain, when cutting with the grain on this wood, you need a really sharp chain, as you will see in the video. Continue reading Trembling Aspen Chainsaw Carved Tree
Clearly what caught my attention was this old photo showing the tremendous pile of cant beams! Honestly, we will never see piles of wood like that again…ever. But what caught my eye immediately after that was the appearance of a face on the end of one of those beams.
At first glance I thought this was animal droppings but it looks like some sort of mushroom. Anyone know what it is?
Well today is the 1st of October, and what a great day to start the month. We took advantage of the nice Saturday and set about making more reindeer. Continue reading A beautiful start to October
Some visitors today to the garden :). Continue reading Wooden Rabbits
A couple of projects on the workbench today. A trio of Santa Claus made from balsam fir logs, a couple wood maps to frame out and a folding bench picnic table.
This little guy is easy to make from short bits of wood that are probably in your wood pile. You need the following: Continue reading Log Reindeer
The spirit of the Christmas tree in these balsam fir scrap wood pieces remains strong! Prior to painting it, it looked like this a few days ago when I was making the most of left over wood that was piling up on the floor.