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Need display /storage for the toppers already made ,

found a piece of flowering cherry log its not good enough for carving ,so thought it would make a display stand?

going to strip the bark ,trim it to get a flat edge then varish it its not straight so will give a bit of shape and see how it goes?

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I bet that will have a great looking grain cobalt. I look forward to seeing it.
 

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I must be mad to have started this but a couple of hours work using a draw knife stripped all the outer bark of

Its very rare for me to start a project without doing drawings 1st but this is one of those jobs., but have a picture in my head how i want it to look , its just a case of seeing how it turns out

Suprising how deep the bark is

Wood Trunk Sculpture Tree Ingredient Wood Motor vehicle Wheel Auto part Automotive wheel system Wood Tableware Serveware Dishware Gas Natural material Wood Hardwood Lumber Table
 

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I dont know how long the tree was felled .but the wood felt damp to touch so its not seasoned , need some info as to treat it to prevent to much shrinkage ,know rad is a turner what do you sugest , i know you oftern treat wood .

pity i dont have a moisture reader, but not to worried if it cracks and splits as long as it enhances the looks of it

It just needs a final sanding and the ends need trimming before i drill into it to hold the toppers
 

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Well done! Good looking presentation.
 
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