Another Creative Workamping Project

It’s turning out to be another happy workamping summer at Vickers Ranch!

One of the best things I like about workamping on the ranch, besides working with my crazy wife and a bunch of other fun folks, is the opportunity I get to be creative—with access to the tools I need to do just about anything.

Sure, ranch work is hard, but between repairing screen doors, troubleshooting toilets and washing Jeeps, I get to create fun projects like these handmade log slab benches…

And, I have all the right tools to get the job done! With a selection of chainsaws to choose from, and an ATV with a couple thousand acres to roam, I can select and cut the perfect stumps to support some leftovers from a slab we milled on site for a custom log fireplace mantle.

(More about that fun project coming soon!)

how to make log benches

Where else will you find a good ol’ fashioned drawknife a.k.a. “Log Peeler” to strip the bark?

how to peel logs for handmade benches

Not to mention some old pipe, a cut-off wheel, grinder and drill press to replace the handle!

how to use log peeler to remove bark

There’s always plenty of varnish around, and more lag bolts than one would ever know what to do with. And of course, no woodworking project in these parts would be complete without the Vickers Ranch brand!

handmade log slab benches made workamping

Stay tuned for more creative projects…and maybe some not so exciting.

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