Sanding down

First thing to do with the tree trunk is to sand it down to get a nice smooth finish and so you can see the wonderful grain of the rings underneath. For this I used the orbital sander down in the wood workshop. 

It took well over an hour to sand it down to a completely flat surface because of the previous striations that cut quite deep into the trunk. This was definitely time well spent though as the stump looks so much better and you can clearly see each individual ring expanding out from the centre.