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    Pulled a bent cedar over the other day. Was getting ready to turn it into firewood and then it hit me to try and slab it with the Alaskan mill. Learned a lot, will be better the next time.

    Now just working on getting some "feet" under it, v cut rounds from another part of the tree will work.
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    Like your thoughts & project. Be sure to post more pics as you progress.
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    That will be a great project!

    Great, now I have 105 things to do around here. Thanks a LOT!

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    That is going to be a great looking bench. I am jealous as we don't get cedar like that here.

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    That's pretty cool, looks perfect for a bench.

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    Awesome idea!!!! Now I'm going to go look for a curved tree on my land.

    Instead of using wood for the feet under it, which always seem to rot out pretty quickly, can you use rock or even blocks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodlandfarms View Post

    Now just working on getting some "feet" under it, v cut rounds from another part of the tree will work.
    Looks good. I have something similar we cut from poplar but half that long.

    You may already know this but you'll need a center foot. One person sitting in the center with out one will flip the whole mess over backwards. Ask me how I know

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    That is nice. I love working with wood and some trees on my property that have some large burls I am keeping my eye on.

    That would also make a great bench for inside a house or covered porch.
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    Dude!!

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    Wow that is awesome! you could pour some piers for it to sit on, or Robin Wood :: wooden bowls & plates :: traditional turning :: spoon carving :: countryside furniture has some examples of wooden benches.
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