Thursday, September 29, 2016

the Log

We learn a lot out of cyclones, yeah really. 
                                                     We learned that not all is bad and horrible...and good comes from bad ( if you allow it to)

Todays story is about...the Log.  Which was a beautiful tree before  , then came cyclone Winston - blew it over and then it was an obstruction.....


6 months later Claude needed wood for the bathroom floor....and he had another A-Ha moment!


So , with a chainsaw he cut the tree and then ...with a CHAINSAW , he cut the log in three slabs...
ask any woodworker - that is not easy without a mill.

His tools - string, sharpie pen, chainsaw, 2 nails and a spirit level.....
Oh he says, and a steady hand....

 He cut three slabs and unfortunately when this photo was taken , he already moved the first slab.



       BUT disaster struck !



  Whilst cutting the log, the wood started to split and Claude had to do some damage control...


He nailed a brace at the bottom of the log to keep it from splitting further.



and then the sanding started...sanding and sanding....



varnishing after that,  don't know how many coats...but it was a lot ( and sanding the previous coat off every time...
                                         OK , not really , but that is what it looked like)

I was obviously the one varnishing and Claude the one sanding  :)



OH, and then came  the installation of these slabs on the floor of our outdoor/indoor  en suite bathroom

 I kept away the whole day, did not want to spoil the first look....



HERE IS YOURS.....





                                    This is Claude's  TA - DA moment !



                                                                 no WORDS needed. 
                                           except - congratulations Claude !!

Marvelous job ,  using what- you- have to make something spectacular....


                                          This is the organic bathroom floor of Cabin #3


I made a movie while he was cutting the final slab  - watch it here 

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