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Chainsaw carved wooden bowl

Burl bowl carving
Burl bowl carved with chainsaw

I found a burl cutoff in a forest clearing the other day and instantly saw a bowl. Now, I’ve never carved a bowl before, or for that matter use a chainsaw to carve. But, I’m game to try anything once. And this was fun! Things to note…you need a really sharp cutting chain, a steady hand and preferably a secure place to hold the burl while carving out the bowl. I didn’t really have a secure place so I buried it in a pile of bark mulch near my workshop. Then I started up the saw…

 

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Pool Perimeter Custom Fence part 2

Custom fence panels.
Custom fence panels.

Yes, its been 10 days but the weather hasn’t always co-operated either. Then there’s weekends…all that’s left is the gate and to cut off the tops of the posts. Interestingly, the sound around the pool has changed. Its a lot more crisp and clear.

 

 

Finishing up the panels.
Finishing up the panels.
Finishing up the panels.
Finishing up the panels.

There were a couple days where it rained hard, thankfully we had the garage to work from to do all the cutting.

Lots and lots of cutting.
Lots and lots of cutting.
Close to the finish line.
Close to the finish line.
All done except to trim the tops.
All done except to trim the tops.
Just a few more nails :)
Just a few more nails 🙂

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Front Step, Walkway and Flower Box Extension part 3

Jack hammer pavement.
Jack hammer pavement.

The previous walkway was two layers of asphalt pavement. I rented a pneumatic jack hammer that ran on 110v plug in. REAL easy to use and easily made short work of removing pavement. The best $55 spent on what would have been very labour intesive work. The pavement was removed to be replaced with a wooden walkway.

 

 

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Front Step, Walkway and Flower Box Extension part 2

Post gets wired for lights.
Post gets wired for lights.

The original step came straight out from the front doorway. I decided it would be interesting to turn the step to line up with the exiting flower beds. Posts were installed with built in lighting and railing with a double top rail and alternating vertical panels.

 

 

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Front Step, Walkway and Flower Box Extension

Front step renovation.
Front step renovation.

What started out as a simple front step replacement eventually turned into a complete overhaul of the front landscape of my neighbour’s home. The original concrete step remains. The frame was built over it, resting on it. The extension of the deck sits on deck concrete blocks.

 

 

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