Stump to Table – Woodworking Projects

Stump to Table – Woodworking Projects

Power carving an end table from a single piece of wood. I have used some electric carving tools before. But this was my first time using a chainsaw carving disc, and actually my first time using a chainsaw too! I started with a big chunk of english walnut and shaped it down to an end table for our new house. As always, SUBSCRIBE for more videos and let me know what you think of this.

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Items used in this video:
Kutzall Extreme disc:
Kutzall fine disc:
Kutzall rasp:
Chainsaw disc:
Rotex sander:
Soft sanding pad:
Best sander:
Chainsaw helmet:
Router sled:
Bosch router:
Chisel alternative:
Wood glue:
Marking knife:
Angle grinder:
Hardening finish:
Osmo finish:
Flattening bit:
Extrusion sled pieces:
3m mask:
Maroon sanding pad:


  1. emster on August 7, 2023 at 3:51 pm

    Turkey, and amazing table! Definitely yet another piece that reflects your artistic touch.

  2. C'lin Naidoo on August 7, 2023 at 3:52 pm

    Turkey don’t like the bowtie and should have sealed the cracks with epoxy

  3. Lynnette Hay on August 7, 2023 at 3:52 pm

    Really love the Table, would love to see more like this 😊

  4. Lucas Rojo on August 7, 2023 at 3:55 pm

    love it

  5. Nick on August 7, 2023 at 3:56 pm

    Turkey. Hey Cam. You are always looking for ideas to make content. I have two. They are very similar but very different. How about making a checkerboard patterned table out of a light and dark wood. Now here is the one I think would look extremely good. Do a checkerboard pattern but not with different colors of wood. Use Black Walnut with black epoxy, but turn the grain 90 degrees alternating back and forth. Seeing as how you are more interested in creating content instead a selling contracted work. I have a stash of Black Walnut with some beautiful crotch wood that I would donate for that project. BUT! I want the table. I would love to own I a piece of your art, but living on Medicaid due to being 100% disabled I could never afford one! I would give you my complete tree of Black Walnut Ihad slabbed up years ago though! Hint, hint.

  6. Luke Cairns on August 7, 2023 at 3:57 pm

    Turkey, I’m definitely pro crack.

  7. Breezy x on August 7, 2023 at 3:57 pm

    You might want to tape up all the sides of the table, then fill all the cracks with epoxy. That would allow you to stabilize it without bowties

  8. Bruce Maurer on August 7, 2023 at 3:57 pm

    Turkey… I like the piece , the cracks, thw rounded bow ties, and the craftsmanship. Thank you Buffalo Bruce

  9. TaijiFan K on August 7, 2023 at 3:58 pm

    Turkey is so cute! Cool little table. I think the cracks really work here. I’d just put a glass top on it to keep dust, crumbs, etc., from accumulating in the cracks.

  10. Robert P DiPuppo on August 7, 2023 at 3:59 pm

    First time question:
    I absolutely love this table. That’s the truth. However I started watching your videos because I am a fan of woodworking since I was in my teens. I watch New Yankee Workshop before it was an actual show on PBS. Norm showed a lot of the things he made working in his shop as a sub for “This Old House”. I guess People called in and liked it!
    Anyway back to your beautiful table. I started watching from the latest show backwards. I would have loved to see you use the black epoxy like it was a volcano spewing black fingers through out the table because of the center hole. I understand the piece was wet but I also wouldn’t want to do that to that table. If you ever do another similar piece keep that in mind maybe? Thanks for your channel and for showing your mistakes and voicing your humanness. So many show how they do one thing (maybe) but never tell you of the disaster they’ve had to work through. That Mapa Burrell wood table you made where you had to fill in all those tiny tiny dents and cracks and checks. They’re were so many that you had to show the video sped up, but still you painstakingly showed all that work and I appreciated that.
    I wish you continued success with your projects and you channel!

  11. Phillip Land on August 7, 2023 at 4:00 pm

    Turkey Pro-crack (to a degree)

  12. Iron Fan on August 7, 2023 at 4:00 pm

    I hate the cracks. 😂

  13. Mike Rosenhauer on August 7, 2023 at 4:01 pm

    Pro crack

  14. Willfall762 on August 7, 2023 at 4:06 pm

    Really love those bowties on a curved surface. Looked cool.

  15. Mike Charlie on August 7, 2023 at 4:06 pm

    Turkey, looks great 😂

  16. Warren Gatcomb on August 7, 2023 at 4:07 pm

    Cam , Loved this video , have you ever made any tables using antlers of moose or elk , I Made my kitchen table from moose shed antlers from Maine that I found hiking there , I put a racetrack oval tempered glass top on it , came out cool , Would love to see someone with your talent make a table like that if you ever get the chance , Love all of your videos

  17. Connie Hanna on August 7, 2023 at 4:08 pm

    Turkey…..I love all you projects & always watch to the end. Great job as is, would also love to see it with epoxy, I love Safire, but not opposed to black. Keep up the good work, you are more interesting than watching television.

  18. Conrad Esterhuyse on August 7, 2023 at 4:08 pm

    Turkey? I thought today’s phrase would be Crack!

  19. T Yeager on August 7, 2023 at 4:09 pm

    I love everything about this side table!! I have a perfect place for it. ❤❤❤

  20. Willfall762 on August 7, 2023 at 4:09 pm

    Turkey, How did you deal with that pass through hole that you removed the knot from? Did you seal it inside the hole or apply any finish? Very interested to know how best to deal with something that will end up in the final product.

  21. Travis Hampton on August 7, 2023 at 4:10 pm

    Turkey……I am more anti crack, would’ve liked to have seen the cracks filled, but i loved it anyway.

  22. C. Drum on August 7, 2023 at 4:11 pm

    Turkey and Turkish walnut. If I’m honest, I don’t always like the pieces you make, but who cares? I do always enjoy your confidence, attitude, and sense of humor, even when it’s groaningly corny. I especially like witnessing your skill and the pleasure you have in making something new. As for what you should do differently next time, my advice is to do whatever *you* want, not what *we* want. The joy for you is in the doing and the learning, it’s obvious. Keep on doing just that and you’ll please your viewers, the ones who matter. BTW, I do like this little stumpy table, even the light bow ties, which I think give it character, along with the untouched cracks. Thank you!

  23. Laura Holbrook on August 7, 2023 at 4:12 pm

    Turkey, fill the cracks.

  24. Yvonne Westover on August 7, 2023 at 4:13 pm

    TURKEY, I am most definitely NOT pro-crack. In my opinion,it gives the creation a negative appearance, as lf the creator made a terrible mistake and tried desperately to salvage it. I do, on the other hand, I LOVE your work!

  25. Silencium Sixtyeight on August 7, 2023 at 4:14 pm

    kudos! — really like it!
    maybe not hollowing out the bottom, but also shaping the remaining ring into a tripod profile, so that three bumps are connecting to the ground, would render it even more stable?

  26. Just Jake on August 7, 2023 at 4:15 pm

    Turkey. Did you wear chainsaw pants? A forester friend showed me what the chainsaw will do to those pants, but you won’t shed a single drop of blood, or worse. I really love the cracks and the lighter bowties. Keep up the interesting content.💪

  27. BurnDownTheWorld ! on August 7, 2023 at 4:17 pm

    Turkey I like the cracks but I would be worried about it breaking because of how much time you put into it. If i spent that much time on a project I would want it to last

  28. GatorMacheteJr on August 7, 2023 at 4:18 pm

    This looks like it’s missing from a village in a Zelda game.

  29. Donavan Hills on August 7, 2023 at 4:18 pm


  30. Simon Hunt on August 7, 2023 at 4:19 pm

    Turkey – I think it would have been more stand out if you turned it upside down and had the top as the base, that would have been one cool table. But is still a stunning piece anyway

  31. Scot McLaughlin on August 7, 2023 at 4:22 pm

    Turkey fill the cracks lol

  32. Kevin Griffin on August 7, 2023 at 4:23 pm

    Turkey! More than a little late to the party. I am going through your videos and enjoy your work. I want to know if I purchase a rasp now do you still get credit? Cheers!

  33. lordleafe on August 7, 2023 at 4:24 pm

    I love crack

  34. Rick Schuknecht on August 7, 2023 at 4:25 pm

    Turkey pro-crack…always better in my mind… love is more natural.

  35. James on August 7, 2023 at 4:28 pm

    Turkey! Crack, whether on projects or in a pipe needs to be avoided

  36. Erik Farkaš on August 7, 2023 at 4:29 pm

    Turkey is quite an odd name for a cat, i like it, but why did you name your cat "turkey"?

  37. jose quesada89 on August 7, 2023 at 4:32 pm

    Love this table. The cracks are almost a must have. I personally would have liked a few more bow ties on cracks at the base

  38. L. David Nobles on August 7, 2023 at 4:32 pm

    Put some black Apoxsee in those cracks!The English Walnut is beautiful but dang those crack’s are bad!

  39. Jason Boone on August 7, 2023 at 4:33 pm

    Turkey. I love the more natural, cracked up look. I think it’s amazing! Pro-crack here.

  40. Ted Pechie on August 7, 2023 at 4:35 pm

    Turkey loves the cracks, epoxy would have taken away from the natural movements and stresses. Awesome job

  41. Jacek Siemieniuk on August 7, 2023 at 4:36 pm

    Looks like a wooden onion

  42. Woodworking and Epoxy on August 7, 2023 at 4:36 pm

    Stumpynubs was who got messed up by the chainsaw disc and it was his palm

  43. Jack Oni on August 7, 2023 at 4:37 pm

    Turkey : Cracks are good. We are, the all of us, filled with cracks. You have found beauty in us, the cracked ones. Peace be with you sir.

  44. bdberg on August 7, 2023 at 4:38 pm

    Turkey. Love the table but I’m super curious how it would look with the cracks epoxied.

  45. Светлана on August 7, 2023 at 4:38 pm

    И получилась хрень. Жаль.

  46. B D on August 7, 2023 at 4:41 pm

    Turkey . Black epoxy in cracks

  47. BDBRADLEY#1LIFT901 on August 7, 2023 at 4:44 pm

    I know you posted this 2 years ago, however, I have been working with the crotch of a black walnut tree that fell behind my house. I had gotten to the point where I was thinking about finish then I became worried about it not accepting finish because of it being wet.
    My question is, how do I know it’s dry enough to be finished?


  48. Dylan Whisenhunt on August 7, 2023 at 4:50 pm

    Turkey taste good.

  49. Michael on August 7, 2023 at 4:50 pm

    Looks very good, though i think you should have filled the cracks with epoxy. Better than I could have done.

  50. Florida Trail Finders on August 7, 2023 at 4:51 pm

    This would have been a cool bird bath, too👍👍👊😎