Category Archives: 2 – Big Charred Lamp

More Burnt Offerings

As i have alluded to before, whipping out the blowtorch is a great way of dealing with cracked stock (or stock that unexpectedly cracks after i turn it). As a bit of a side note, many of the pieces i make crack because they are cut from a single branch (because i like working with timber from scratch and cant handle big tree trunks).

 

Well lets just say that i went to town with the blowtorch on this one, leaving the inside looking a bit like what i imagine a teeny meteor would do to a tree trunk… :

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This one also throws a pretty swanky light up the wall

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check out more here

 

The big saw makeover

So with much thanks to the YouTube community, i decided to undertake the ‘restoration’ of this saw… without any of the proper tools or experience…

check out this guy (old sneelock) if your thinking of tackling this: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXtU7dK-nFSR7JeSihPfoWQ

and this guy: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3M3pAy6uLrHZT18dVYDHBA

 

Onward to cleaning… basically, strip and sand it:

 

next, sharpen that puppy… with a file…

 

then set it. So this means offsetting the teeth so that the cut will clear the blade. There is a special tool for this that dont have, but im pretty sure i should buy one!

 

And… Victory

the above shot also shows the stock that i will be turning into several pieces…. its cracking up fairly evenly, so i’m hoping to make some nice distressed lamps…