Fun fire wood, flames of another sort

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Went for some of my shop supplies at my parents place today.  This caught my eye and I picked it out of the fire wood.  Oak with some beautiful figure.  Wish I would have seen the bigger pieces before they made it to the wood pile.

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Made this square during the hurricane yesterday. Rived the wood from oak and mulberry firewood. Used all hand tools; hatchet, planes,saws, scraper. Finished with my day old walnut water stain before boiled linseed oil and wax. Just something fun. Still pondering what bigger project I should start.

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Workbench… getting close.  Made the vise face and mounted the vise.  Made a walnut endcap with slots for holding tools that are in use.  I’ll add a plane stop to that side as well.  Working on the other end now, which I decided to fabricate and incorporate a twin screw vise.  After that I’ll drill the holes in the top and face for the hold downs.  Waiting for my industrial ammonia to fume the oak.  Then an oil finish.