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Waterfall slab #2: How to cut a waterfall slab with no straight edge

06-06-2019 10:23 PM by Tmanpdx | 2 comments »

You can get on Youtube and see a lof of waterfall slabs. What you won’t find on Youtube is a way to cut a slab where you don’t have two straight edges on a REALLY LONG slab – like almost 7’ long. In my testing with my Festool track saw and an 8’ track, I was not satisfied with the straightness of the 45 degree bevel. Two things occurred – one, I was getting some flex in the track and two, the 45 degree was not as tight as I’d like it. So I decid...

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Nightstands

03-30-2019 01:41 AM by Tmanpdx | 1 comment »

Let’s talk about nightstands. I’m doing a bedroom set using 3 large slabs of Chestnut. I went out trying to get inspiration but nightstands are the most boring thing ever. I must have looked through a thousand different nightstands and they all follow the same 2-3 patterns, if just using a different wood species. This gave me a chance to come up with some designs that I’m pretty happy with. My first criteria was to have the chestnut slabs waterfall over the side. My secon...

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Monster Wide Cocobolo Slabs and the Blank Give-away

02-19-2019 01:09 AM by Steve | 0 comments »

A while back, we brought in some of the largest 8/4 Cocobolo Rosewood live-edge slabs I’ve ever seen. It was fun to process them into parts. At the tail-end of the project, we made pen blanks from the scraps. Maximum utilization of the resource! View on YouTube

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How To Keep A Live Edge Slab From Warping

01-31-2019 07:25 AM by Logboy | 8 comments »

A question I get hit with a lot is how to keep a live edge slab from warping, or how to stop one after it has started warping. I decided to make a video explaining the wood science behind it and what you have to do. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrwD6qHK5IM&feature=youtu.be Heres the chart that tells you what the moisture content of your wood will be for the temperature and humidity of your home or woodshop.

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Mesquite Slab Table #1: Cleaning up the slab

04-16-2018 07:11 PM by builtinbkyn | 29 comments »

Last week I picked up a really nice looking slab of mesquite from Rockler of all places. It’s nice and flat and 1.5”x18”x62” roughly. Thought before I went ahead and started work on a much larger slab table using the book-matched honeylocust slabs I have for my dining table, I’d get a feel for how this work would proceed and the trials and tribulations I will obviously encounter along the way. I could use a cocktail table in the TV room, so that’s the pl...

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Slab Coffee Table #3: Table is DONE and so are the videos!

10-21-2016 05:52 PM by CharlieK | 5 comments »

View Video on YouTube A few months ago I made a slab coffee table. It was quite an undertaking! I have 3 other blog entries on LJ about this. The first one is on how I Flattened the Slab with a Router Jig The next one is on how I constructed the base The other one is on how and WHY I inlaid the stars in the top. I also have a blog article on my website about how I did the Carving and Texturing on the Tree Trunk Base The video in This entry is an overview of the ENTIRE ...

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Ca. Coastal Live Oak

06-05-2016 06:43 PM by highlander33 | 2 comments »

Started working on my Live Oak Log today, This is some of the heaviest wood I’ve ever dealt with, just moving it by myself is a challenge.Good thing I have a riding mower and trailer , not to mention the adjustable roll around shop tableto be able to get it up on my sawhorses . This nesxt picture is after I’ve routered both sides to be nice and level for stacking later, I’ve applied anchorseal at both ends. Ready for some boracare , for a preventive treatment of powd...

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In the wood shop today #44: Saw mill yard & projects

03-28-2016 03:29 PM by Canadian Woodworks | 11 comments »

Well it’s been a little bit since my last youtube video, thanks again for watching! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-57L4nYxhU In this video, I’m walking through my log yard / Sawmill and wood shop talking about my on going projects…...

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Flattening Slab on my bench with a Router

03-22-2016 07:48 PM by CharlieK | 8 comments »

- Making a Slab Coffee Table I have a very nice walnut slab that I plan to make into a coffee table. I am happy to say that flattening a slab of wood with a router in my shop was even easier that I thought it would be! Not only was it easy, but the results were great! This is one of those tasks where an adjustable height workbench came in very handy because setting it to a very low height made it easier to move the router across the slab. The slab is a slice out of a tree, some p...

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One of a kind, most unique tree on earth, Fish Slab cedar

08-22-2015 11:39 PM by EdgeGrainOnly | 2 comments »

I’ve been living in the natural world of Rivers Inlet, British Columbia my whole life and I’ve never found anything that astounded me more than this. As a beachcomber, when I find a slide it’s a perfect treasure for me to sift through but what I found the day I came across this slide, completely blew my mind. At first sight, the log was a beautiful old growth red cedar – already a gem in itself. But once I started milling, the unique treasure I discovered within ...

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