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Ding dong the bells are gonna chime...

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Ding dong the bells are gonna chime...

Postby Pinch » 11 Aug 2018, 20:47

No not me! :P

My daughter is getting married in a couple of weeks and she asked me if I could make her up a cake stand using a sliced log.

So mother being mother was straight on the case and hand delivered two log slices to my workshop several months ago now - one pine and one oak. I left them lying around to dry out a bit and a few weeks ago, I started to work on them.

No WIP piccies, but I made up a carriage for the router to whizz over the log slice gradually removing all remnant chain saw marks and a good way to evenly flatten both surfaces. After this, I went through all the sanding grades to a final silky smooth feel. Shakes had already appeared in the slices which I think is rather cool anyway.

To add my little bit of creativity, I've also in laid 9 walnut grain pins representing the birth and circle of life. Georgie preferred the pine to the oak, so I pegged the twelfth ring in from the centre to mark the time her and Allen have been together so far. I attached a circular piece of ply to the underside as a bit of structural and also wrote symbolising the walnut pins and peg. The pine log is now finished (delivering it to mother's tomorrow) and has had 3 coats of pu top side and 2 coats of matt to seal the underside. I've also applied 4 little rubber feet to give the log stability and grip. It also brings a cool sort of floating appearance.

Here's the pine log.
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Inside on the table with the flash.
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The underside.
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And here's the oak log which is for my niece who's getting married next year. No finish has been applied to this yet. I personally prefer the oak to the pine.
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We did the rehearsal last weekend with the bride, groom, bridesmaids, best man (or men in Al's case!) etc, and mother asked me in front of everyone whether I've sorted out a suit yet. I replied, "No mother, I haven't quite finished making it yet!" :lol:

Who said something about plus fours and hobnail boots... :eusa-whistle:

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Re: Ding dong the bells are gonna chime...

Postby Phil » 12 Aug 2018, 14:56

Nice idea Paul.
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Re: Ding dong the bells are gonna chime...

Postby Andyp » 12 Aug 2018, 17:32

Is the plywood disc to prevent further splits appearing?
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Re: Ding dong the bells are gonna chime...

Postby Malc2098 » 12 Aug 2018, 18:11

Really nice.
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Re: Ding dong the bells are gonna chime...

Postby Pinch » 13 Aug 2018, 08:21

Phil wrote:Nice idea Paul.


Cheers Phil. 8-)
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Re: Ding dong the bells are gonna chime...

Postby Pinch » 13 Aug 2018, 08:23

Andyp wrote:Is the plywood disc to prevent further splits appearing?


Cheers Andy 8-) The original plan was to give the appearance of the slice floating with a shadow gap, but as they started to split, I thought maybe the plywood might also prevent further splitting, which it has so far. 8-)
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Re: Ding dong the bells are gonna chime...

Postby Pinch » 13 Aug 2018, 08:24

Malc2098 wrote:Really nice.


Cheers Malc. 8-)
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