Take a look at pine resin epoxy if you wish to use an organic glue. It's a combination of pine sap that's slow boiled and then mixed with powdered charcoal. It will be brittle if you use too much charcoal, and weak if you use too little, but there is a sweet spot. It was used by the native Americans. I've played with it some and can confirm that the right mixture is indeed strong. Best thing about it is that you can get all ingredients in virtually any forest.
The glue is black in color. One would have to be careful in its application if the piece were to be of show quality.
How very cool all of this is. I have a few prices, some from yard sales and some from the Amish here who have a big annual auction. There is also a fellow who lives up in the Task, northwest of Libby, who does lovely furniture. My girlfriend has many pieces and he has built very sturdy wood racks for us.
Each generation has its own rendezvous with the land... by choice or by default we will carve out a land legacy for our heirs. (Stewart Udall)
I love all the awesome roundwood work! In my wanderings through the internet, I ran across this roundwood orchard ladder. I like the idea of being able to make a ladder just from sticks harvested from the woods!
Working on a log coffee table. Maple and oak. Will be doing the top with slab (s) of oak milled from our logs. All the materials are from our site. I am using the Lumberjack tools for this, but it can be done with a drawknife to shape the tenons and a brace and bit for the mortices and a saw.
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