Here's the video of the three (well, four) things I made out of half of one of my apple wood logs. This was a completely invigorating exercise. I ended up making a bandsaw box and a swing-lid box in addition to the candle holder I described in my previous post. (If you haven't made a bandsaw box before, here is my bandsaw box tutorial video to get you started.)
By the way, it was my son who gave me the idea for the fourth project at the very end. It took me five minutes to make last night, so I tacked it onto the end of the video this morning. I like the way he thinks. We could probably sell these as gifts for retirees. Or at least to people who share my philosophy about being in the shop.
If you have more ideas, or have made log stuff yourself, let us know! You can also send me pictures of your project at zrammedia (at) gmail (dot) com or simply post them to the Mere Mortals Facebook photo page.