Honor Mike Bonchonsky

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  • #3892

    Rick Nicolini
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    Hi Guys,
    I was called to a lock job today by Pete Bonchonsky, son of Mike Bonchonsky an original member of the club.While on the job I was speaking with Pete’s wife mentioning I was a member of the club and fellow woodworker. with that she mentioned she has about a 2’slab cut from a Ginkgo tree from their backyard.She was interested in making a table out of it. I said I have a great idea. Let’s get the club together to make something out of the slab to honor Mike Bonchonsky’s Memory.
    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

    PS Sorry having trouble attaching photo
    Thanks
    Rick Nicolini

  • #3894

    Charlie James
    Participant

    I believe it is more of a carving wood, kind of soft. Is she just looking for a keepsake?

  • #3897

    Rick Nicolini
    Participant

    Hi guys ,
    I realized I used the wrong terminology. I called it a slab of wood . Its actually a trunk piece of wood.

  • #4050

    Rick Nicolini
    Participant

    Here is photo of tree trunk slab

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  • #4053

    Charlie James
    Participant

    Rick, Have to get some sealant on there before it splits. It’s nice and clean..

  • #4055

    Joe Bottigliere
    Participant

    Rick,
    You might want to ask the turners for help in making some legs for this. Then you can flatten the top and give the Bonchonskys a nice keepsake.

  • #4211

    Rick Nicolini
    Participant

    Thanks Guys for your replies.
    I’ll take on your suggestion Joe Thanks.
    Question for Charlie. What type of sealant would you suggest?

  • #4212

    Charlie James
    Participant

    Rick, It’s called Anchor seal.I’m sure there are quite a few brands but that’s the one I have used. You brush it on both sides of the unfinished wood. Without a sealer of some type the wood dries out unevenly, causing cracks and splits.

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