How to Cut Wooden Disc/Wood Slices

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15 Minutes
Medium

The past two Winters I have been really into crafts and decorating with these wooden discs. Problem is I have been spending a small fortune to buy them on Etsy and have you seen how much craft stores are charging for them? Well on Thanksgiving I noticed my Brother-in-law had done some landscaping in his yard and had a pile of branches to burn. After dinner I went our back and grabbed two small branches.
I suggest to use a miter saw when cutting the wood. Make sure you have a good grip on the branch. Since it is not flat it will likely move so a good grip is necessary keep your hand a safe distance away from the blade.
These two small branches made over 70 discs!
You are going to want to bake these discs. I suggest low heat for over an hour. I baked them at 200 degrees for an hour and 15 mins. This will insure there are no live critters in them!
*There are always risks cutting fallen wood, always wear dust masks/respirators and goggles. Be sure to sweep up and dispose of the dust from cutting too, and wash the clothes you were wearing.
Now what should you do with these wooden discs? I recently made ornaments. You can find them here http://weekendcraft.com/journal/rustic-diy-ornament-and-giveaway
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  • Terre Tulsiak
    on Jan 6, 2019

    I love that wood in the natural state. What type of tree was it? you could just varnish or seal for a woodsy theme.

    • Michael David Hiltner
      on Jan 26, 2019

      This type of figure in the wood is called "Spalted" just another word for Wood Rot! Sometimes the worst seems to be the best, depending on how you view things. Spalted wood always has character to it!

  • Jae
    on May 13, 2019

    how do you prevent the wood cookies from cracking?

  • Brandy Harper
    on Apr 12, 2020

    How do you keep the bark on?!?

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  • Carrol Ross
    on Aug 26, 2018

    Our project is to cut wooden discs on the table saw, dried them sealed them then decoupage family photo onto them (making sure to add names and dates of the photo), seal again then add a ribbon and hang them in the Christmas tree or on garland around the doors. Then we can all remember our missing family members, or out earlier days. Parents, kids, past generations, pets...whomever you like.

  • Marlene Williams
    on Nov 30, 2018

    Ive done the picture idea and they turned out beatiful. This is also a great indoor activity to do with younger children when it's cold and snowy outside. I know my children still remember making theirs 30 sum years ago. Great memory maker.

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