This is a mesquite weed vase that was ordered by some friends for their RV. It is made to hang on the wall rather than stand on a shelf. It is 6 1/4” x 1 3/4” thick. It was made out of a piece of discarded slab wood and thus had a many worm holes in it just under the sap wood. They are filled with turquoise.It is finished with Danish oil and then buffed and waxed.
Made a bunch of log cabins as gifts for friends and family for Christmas which are an item that they had ask for as I would not part with the one I made about 35 years ago . This is an item that I made a hundred or more of back then and they sold like crazy . The material I used came from a hemlock railing post and I used a 3 wing cutter on the table saw (pic#5). That old CRAFTSMAN set still comes in handy .The parts are all cut on the miter saw and the roof is just plywood scraps and some resawn yellow cedar and a chimney made from MDF .A fun little project and a good morning in the shop .Well now I wish all of you a MERRY CHRISTMAS and Happy New Year *and good health !Klaus / Kiefer
I made my first trip this season year to Dead Tree Salvage in Casa Grande to see John Goodwin's new Electric Woodmizer saw mill and picked up this piece of very dry pistachio crotch wood . It was very hard and required a lot of sharpening but I finally finished it.It is 6 1/2” and 3” high and finished with Danish Oil and 3 stage buff and wax.Cheers, Jim