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    Last week-end, I organized a little challenge with the members of another forum (La Mortaise) where I invited them to choose a fire log and create something with it. The only rule was that you can't use any other wood than the fire log you have chosen. No other restrictions!

    So, today, I had a little bit of spare time to start my challenge. Since its almost the end of te classes for my kids, I decided to use the challenge to make a gift for my son's teacher. I'll make another one later on for my daughter's teacher.

    I chose an apple tree log that seemed to become a little bit spalted.

    I'm a little bit constrained by what the log has to offer me for the design, but here's the beginning!


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    Last edited by Jackmaya; 05-27-2019, 09:47 PM.
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    Re: The fire log challenge!

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      Re: The fire log challenge!

      That's a good project. I often think about what might be hiding in that log that was just thrown on the fire.

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        Re: The fire log challenge!

        Yeah!, since I started wood carving and woodworking, I've changed the way I look at all the pieces of wood crossing my path! What is funny now is that when people come visiting me, they regularly bring me all sorts of pieces of wood telling me " Hey, I'm sure you can do something with this...! " . My shed is almost full now and some morning while drinking my coffee, an idea appears and I go get the piece of wood that goes with it in the shed!

        That was a little bit the idea when I started the challenge! Trying to force ourselves to be more creative using what we have around us!

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          Re: The fire log challenge!

          here is an exemple...



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            Re: The fire log challenge!

            This apple tree log is a real hidden treasure.....I love the grain & colors of it.That's a nice project

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              Re: The fire log challenge!

              Thanks André! I love the grain to!

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                Re: The fire log challenge!

                Great idea and I really like your sculpture! Thanks for sharing both with us. Apple is difficult to keep flat but it is glorious in colour; that piece of yours is very nice.

                Ken

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                  Re: The fire log challenge!

                  A few more steps in my challenge!

                  I decided to cut the box straight and make 4 legs instead... I think its better like that! The legs are not glued yet...

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                    Re: The fire log challenge!

                    I got to thinking of trying to make a Canadian Candle stove. Next time I’m out at the Lake!

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                    Egon
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                    The South Shore, Nova Scotia

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                      Re: The fire log challenge!

                      Good idea! I've seen it on the net a couple of times but never tried it myself!

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                        Re: The fire log challenge!

                        Very cool. I can't wait to see the finished box. Firewood is one of my favourite sources of material - you can often find real gems if you look carefully enough. I have attached photos of a box and a pen I made from wood I scavenged from my in-laws firewood pile.

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                        Adam

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                          Re: The fire log challenge!

                          Well done Adam! Thanks for sharing!

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                            Re: The fire log challenge!

                            Here's the end of my challenge!

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                              Re: The fire log challenge!

                              I appreciate how you made the woodgrain the defining feature. Roy
                              Are you solving the problem, or becoming part of it?

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