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Old 11-15-2017, 02:35 PM   #1
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Had a pretty good sized pecan lay over in the bottom last year and just got around to cutting it up. I saved 12'+ of the trunk for live edge slabs, cut my wife a 32" across by 6" thick butcher block out of it, and carved a 36" tall cross out of one of the limbs. I have not taken any pics of the live edge lumber yet, but plan on making a 10/4 live edge bookmatched dinner table for my mother in law out of some of it. Thought you'd enjoy seeing the start of some of the projects I've got in mind for it.....
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Old 11-15-2017, 02:40 PM   #2
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Man thats awesome.
Youve got a great imagination and even greater skills
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Old 11-15-2017, 02:57 PM   #3
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That's awesome!
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Old 11-15-2017, 03:02 PM   #4
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Youve got a great imagination and even greater skills
X2. I would love to hear the steps you took from chainsawing the cross to finished product. Imagining some grinder, some sander, etc. but actual tools and grit details would be great. It's really beautiful.
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Old 11-15-2017, 03:17 PM   #5
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Beautiful
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Old 11-15-2017, 03:18 PM   #6
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very nice
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Old 11-15-2017, 03:29 PM   #7
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X2. I would love to hear the steps you took from chainsawing the cross to finished product. Imagining some grinder, some sander, etc. but actual tools and grit details would be great. It's really beautiful.
chainsaw and palmsander with 320 grit is all takes

If you want to expedite the process you could incorporate a reciprocating saw with 8'' blade and 7'' angle grinder with 36 grit paper wheel on it as I did. Neither are necessary to complete the task but using them will save time. Thanks for the compliments!
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Old 11-15-2017, 04:02 PM   #8
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I really like that cross, but REALLY want to see the 10/4 table when it's done.
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Old 11-15-2017, 04:37 PM   #9
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I really like that cross, but REALLY want to see the 10/4 table when it's done.
Ill be sure to post its build along on this thread, its going to have a industrial/metal base complimented by a pair of 9' boockmatched slabs from this tree
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Old 11-15-2017, 05:06 PM   #10
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Lets see this cutting block!
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Old 11-15-2017, 05:09 PM   #11
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Nice! I wish I had the time and skill to do things like that.
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Old 11-15-2017, 05:10 PM   #12
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Nice!!!
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Old 11-15-2017, 05:32 PM   #13
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Great work! The table slabs are going to be awesome!
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Old 11-15-2017, 05:34 PM   #14
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Very impressive!
I made my wife a cross out of popsicle sticks.
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Old 11-15-2017, 05:45 PM   #15
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Very nice.
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Old 11-15-2017, 10:03 PM   #16
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Looks great
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Old 11-15-2017, 11:14 PM   #17
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Lets see this cutting block!
I'm waiting for the 1/8"x2" copper flat bat to come in so I can wrap it around the block and nail it in. For decoration and to add some compression to hopefully limit the splitting over time.....I'll post pics when it's finished
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Old 11-15-2017, 11:17 PM   #18
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Looks GREAT Dustin!
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Old 11-16-2017, 07:14 AM   #19
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Looks good.
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Old 11-16-2017, 10:14 AM   #20
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Very nice
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Old 11-16-2017, 10:45 AM   #21
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Very impressive!
I made my wife a cross out of popsicle sticks.
That's funny right there!!

Beautiful Cross! Any idea what the moisture content was in the cross? Hope it doesn't split apart!
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Old 11-16-2017, 11:07 AM   #22
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That's funny right there!!

Beautiful Cross! Any idea what the moisture content was in the cross? Hope it doesn't split apart!
Thanks! My meter said 16% when I first cut it and 10% when I started working on it. I was more concerned with the end grain butcher block top, but its doing well so far.
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Old 11-16-2017, 11:09 AM   #23
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I'm waiting for the 1/8"x2" copper flat bar to come in so I can wrap it around the block and nail it in. For decoration and to add some compression to hopefully limit the splitting over time.....I'll post pics when it's finished
fixed it
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Old 11-16-2017, 11:09 AM   #24
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Nice work.

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Old 11-16-2017, 11:16 AM   #25
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Awesome cross Waiting to see the table...
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Old 11-16-2017, 05:32 PM   #26
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that grain is beautiful!
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Old 11-16-2017, 07:39 PM   #27
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Thanks! My meter said 16% when I first cut it and 10% when I started working on it. I was more concerned with the end grain butcher block top, but its doing well so far.
Cool, with that low of moisture it'll probably hold up! Great work
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Old 11-16-2017, 08:14 PM   #28
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Very impressive!
I made my wife a cross out of popsicle sticks.
Lol. I had a gigantic tree fall a few years ago, I had a trunk about the size of that one there on your trailer. A guy stopped by and said ' what you gonna do with all that wood' I said, you can have it if you want it, What you gonna do with it? he said he was going to make toothpicks hahaha - some weird folks out there

Great job on the cross!
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Old 11-18-2017, 08:38 PM   #29
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Well played sir
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