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Old 06-19-2016, 10:19 AM
weldtoride weldtoride is offline
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Great thread!! Out here in the high country we really don't have a lot of hardwood stumps. Has anyone seen or used something like a butcher block setup where you would just replace the top with different shapes that you could store under the cart?
In his DVD, David Gardiner uses a chunk of rectangular timber on its side. After seeing that (highly recommend that DVD, btw) I made a couple of depressions in an offcut from a 2" thick piece of laminated veneer lumber, the cross lams and resin render it pretty hard. Short pieces should be free from a construction waste pile. It doesn't move around much on my wood bench top. My bench has a middle leg, I put it over that. Might need to be secured to a steel top to keep from chasing it around.
Mark from Illinois

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Old 07-23-2016, 10:00 AM
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Default The stump

l joined June 1 this year and wanted to start accumulating some tools. Put the question out there and found that Elm is a hardwood. CaptonZap pm'd me and told me of a stump he had and didn't need. I was over there the next day and it took three guys to load it into the truck.
Then he showed me some of his tools that he has made I am so sorry that I didn't have my phone with me, there was some beautiful workmanship.
Stump Truck 1.jpgGot it home and rigged up and lifted.
Stump Truck 2.jpgDid weigh it and it came in at 248 lbs.
Now what to do with it, make two stumps.
Couldn't stand to see unfinished wood, so I cleaned them up.Stump day 2-middle.jpg
And this is what they have turned into. Stump day 2-end.jpg
I have been treating them with a 50/50 mixture of mineral sprits and linseed oil. I want to thank CaptonZap and assure him that his stump has found a new home and will provide me with my first home made tool.
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Old 02-17-2017, 10:12 AM
LeviDennis LeviDennis is offline
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Default Thank you

Thank you very much for this thread. Very helpful!
LeJean Dennis

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