From tree to picture frame
I needed to make a piture frame for a painting of my dog Nita. I had looked at various pieces of wood in my pile but nothing took my fancy. Then I finally got round to cutting down a dead tree in my yard and decided to use it.
It was a fun processes but I realized that I do need a moister meter because I thought that if the tree was dead the wood would be dry and that proved very wrong. So I had to deal with some warp. Leason learnt put that on my shopping list.
Finished with Danish Oil and polished with wax.
It was much better than just burning the wood.
This was the tree that I cut down. It had died and the top broken off.
I then sliced it down the middle with a chainsaw and then into 4 slices with my bandsaw.
Then when I thought it was dry... Well the tree was dead so the would should be dry right? Wrong!
But I edged and thicknessed it anyway. And then hand to deal with the warped boards.
After fixing my picture frame jig and a couple of reworks I finally got it right.
Cutting the slices on the bandsaw after cutting it down the middle with the chainsaw.