Almost looks like they used it on a lathe. Kind of like when they turn bowls out of one piece wood, or maybe they used a router....a lot.
I was just about to say a millIf you're good, just chisels. If you're smart, a Bridgeport style horizontal mill will cut it out, or a overhead router. I don't claim to be either.
Like the native Americans did, with a dug out canoe,fire and a gouging implement.I have no idea about "tools" in regards to hands on work. I slap my father for that ::saber::, unlike what I'm trying to teach my son. I can barely operate a hammer without having black and blue thumbs.
Anyways, forgive me if this seems novice to you folks that know how to do this, but I was wondering what tool is used to make something like in the photos. I rented out a cabin in TN a few weeks ago and they had a nifty "ash tray" that was made out of a cut log and the top was hollowed out for the butts. Not only could it be used for an ashtray, but other things as well came to mind. Regardless, what "tool" would you use to do such a task?
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A gouging implement would be a wood gouge, ie a chisel.Like the native Americans did, with a dug out canoe,fire and a gouging implement.
Actually you could use both a gouge and a chisel. Learning to turn though would be easier, just more expensive.A gouging implement would be a wood gouge, ie a chisel.
Have to agree with you. A Lathe would have been rounder and a log that size would take a good size machine.I vote for chisels. I'm not that great of a wood worker, but believe I could do that in less than an hour. Shouldn't be that difficult.