This little table was built from two stumps. The top is a slab that was chain sawed off of an Oak Tree stump, and the base is a Manzanita Bush stump. The Manzanita roots were cut flat to sit on the floor, and the trunk was shaped to accept the round contours of the Oak Slab top. Once assembled, the unit was sanded with a combination of machine and hand procedures, then finished with five coats of hand rubbed Polyurethane.
The Bedrock Bench is built from a center ripped Cedar Log, and a center ripped fork from an Oak Tree. The logs were carefully fit to the back & seat by carving the base to accept the round profile. Counter sunk 12″ long by 1/2″ lag bolts with fender washers were used to anchor the seat to the base, and counter sunk 12″ long by 1/2″ bolts with fender washers were used to anchor the back then they were trimmed to length.
I created the Eagle Shelf for a client years ago. It was made to hang above a window, in a vaulted ceiling area, extending from between bookshelves on either side of the window.
The Eagle Shelf is a chainsaw carving where no other tools were used in its making. It is made from laminated dimensional lumber. The wings are 2” x 12” x 8’ #1 Douglas Fir, and the Body is a 6” x 12” x 30” #1 Douglas Fir header scrap. I purchased the 2” by material to do something with the scrap.
In under two hours with a chainsaw, the carving was done, and it was on to the finish. I didn’t want to mess with painting, or multi color staining, so the old can of Minwax Walnut Stain I had was applied. Two coats of stain were applied with 24 hours between them, and then a couple of finish coats with Watco Danish Oil in a Natural color.
This Chief is forever one with his spirit guide the Bear. This wise chief was given strength by the Bear to lead his people.
They are carved from old reclaimed Incense Cedar and finished with Watco Danish Oil.
- Sculpted from a old Cedar stump left from a logging operation decades ago.
- Full head dress with sculpted back.
- Rough sculpting done with a chainsaw.
- Fine facial detal has been done with a rotary tool, chisel, and knife.
- 5′ tall at the tip of head dress and 18″ wide weighing 100 lbs.
- Sealed with 4 coats of Natural Watco Danish Oil.
- Natural character in the form of bark and cracks.
A friend of mine had to remove a large digger pine tree from his backyard. He asked me if I could carve an Indian head for him out of the stump. I showed up, and to my amazement found a twelve foot tall stump. I set up scaffolding, and churned out the Digger Chief in one day.