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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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Nakashima Inspired Walnut Slab Table #4: Finished (Almost)

01-22-2015 03:31 PM by Marshall | 7 comments »

I spent the better part of the last two weeks applying Arm R Seal to the table. The table top got four brushed coats of full strength Arm R Seal on each side. Between each coat I buffed with a 1000 grit festool platin pad. I then wiped on a 50/50 mix of Arm R Seal and Naphtha on each side. Here is the top after the fourth coat: And after the final wipe on coat: The base got five coats of wiped on Arm R Seal/Mineral Spirits 50/50 mixture: Finally, it was time to attach the b...

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Nakashima Inspired Walnut Slab Table #3: Prepping the top

01-05-2015 04:02 PM by Marshall | 2 comments »

Well after many hours in my cold shop and a couple of trips to my neighbor’s cabinet shop, the table top is ready for finishing. I have to thank my neighbor, who owns a home remodeling company, for offering me the use of his cabinet shop. It saved me probably two full days of flattening the top First, I glued up the top and then took it back to the cabinet shop to flatten and sand down to 150 on their massive 54” wide-belt sander. They also cut it to length for me on their A...

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Nakashima Inspired Walnut Slab Table #2: Filling Knots and Cracks, Butterfly Inlays, and and a Start on the Base

12-19-2014 04:56 PM by Marshall | 1 comment »

I’ve made some progress on the kitchen table in the last few days. I started filling the knots and cracks in the top with epoxy. This is a messy job, and its a pain to get all of the bubbles out. I’m starting with the bottom side to perfect the technique. I burned the epoxy in one place where I held the torch too long trying to get the bubbles out. That just made a ton more bubbles that wouldnt come out. I also practiced making butterfly inlays on some scrap wood. Thi...

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First stab at a small portable bandsaw mill

05-23-2010 03:42 AM by RichardH | 13 comments »

This is my first blog entry – up to now I’ve posted a few projects and thoroughly enjoyed all of your entries and great work. This weekend, I finally put one of my latest toys together. It is a small 24” chainsaw mill from Panther Pros http://www.pantherpros.com/products.html I’ve never used an alaska type mill before, but I have seen a few related posts lately and keep thinking “Hey, I come across some pretty decent wood every now and then – woul...

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