Sawdust

Do you remember the driftwood Danny brought back from the beach 

                                                                                                              - well he finally got around to trying to do something with it.  They were quite big pieces and they needed to dry out very thoroughly. 

It took a fair bit of effort for him to cut it with the saw but he did manage. I think he definately needs to eat more porridge, lol.  (only joking Dan!!!)

He then had to put it in the microwave to dry out - he has been told how long for and how to do it. So that is what he did.  The only trouble is after a couple of days the piece he had cut and dried started to crack with the result that it was wasted. We think he might have dried it out too quickly or something!

Not one  to be too disheartened he tried again and hopefuly this piece will be ok for him to take to his woodwork class on wednesday evening.

I thought I'd put a few pictures up.

Look at that lovely grain. 


 Here is my attempt at a more abstract picture :))  The microwave on the right is what he used to dry the wood. The black legs you see there are his workmate which he cut the wood on..


And let's face it - it's all sawdust when you get right down to it :)) 

I wonder how he will get on on wednesday evening!!

Comments

Karen said…
Lovely grain! That will make something handsome no doubt.
Kerri said…
LOVE this last shot ...... nice DOF :)
Sheila said…
Lovely grain in this log , wonder what Dan will make with it ?
Buttons said…
He is going to do great he has a great hunk of beautiful wood to work with.Love your pics. B
TexWisGirl said…
nice macros of the sawdust! good lucky, danny!
Jill said…
I will really be looking forward to the results! Good luck!
I have a lovely slice of cedar which had died naturally and was cut down in a dry summer. That has also cracked so it may not have been the microwave. Diane
Cant wait to see what he does with it Ellie.

Lovely wood.

Hope your week is good and not too cold x
Marissa said…
I love anything that is chunky wood.
I have random chunks of wooden things all throughout my house. :)

I've never heard of drying it in the microwave.

Good luck, Danny! I look forward to seeing what you make.
Sometimes, with all the best intentions, life does come down to "it's all pretty much sawdust." :)

That made me chuckle. Thanks!
Dawn Yucuis said…
I hope the wood will be okay. I love your photos.
Pat MacKenzie said…
It'll be interesting to see what he makes. You'll post it of course. Wood is beautiful no matter how you look at it.
Rose said…
I hope he has success with the next piece...I am anxious to see what he does with it.

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