I liked carving a small totem pole so much (see the thread: http://familywoodworking.org/forums/...ad.php?t=25089), that I decided to tackle a bigger one.
In July, Gilles Boucher who also has a place on the Lake Pivabiska mainland, told me that he might have a cedar log that would do for my totem pole. The next day, my friend Terry West and I checked his large pile of cedar logs and, sure enough, there was a log that was perfect –dried about two years, straight, about 3.5 metres long, about 35 centimetres in diameter at one end and about 25 centimetres in diameter at the other. Gilles refused to let me pay for it and, furthermore, said that he would move it down to the shore that evening. Here it is on the shore:
Early the next afternoon, Terry helped me take the log to Pellow’s Island:
This is how the towing rope was attached to the log:
The log behind the boat:
Frank running the outboard (carefully):
Terry pulling the log up on shore