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Massive Redwood Slab Cut with Lucas Sawmill

07-26-2020 04:03 AM by Steve | 0 comments »

I was at the sawmill last week and happened to see a beautiful 48” diameter redwood log being prepped for slab cutting. So, I stuck around a while to check it out. Never saw a Lucas Mill in action before. I think this was a “Super Slabber”. Anyway, it took a 12” x 48” x 144” slab off the top like a knife through butter. *4 minute video is here: Fun to watch! SteveCommercial Forest Products

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Slab table - C channel question!

07-24-2020 03:13 AM by Bluejay123 | 2 comments »

I’m new to woodworking – looked like fun to buy a live edge slab to make a patio table. There is a split in the wood at one end – about 8” long. Since I dont have the right tools to make a butterfly joint, will a c channel on the underside suffice to prevent further splitting. Would appreciate some guidance! Thanks!!

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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 | 2 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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