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Furniture #38: My First Slab part 1

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 10-23-2019 07:04 AM 507 reads 0 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I brought a huge slab of wood back from my friend Grant’s place in Kyogle

I have no real idea what the species is so would be keen to hear your opinion on it.
Note :-
From the suppliers belief its flooded gum or Sydney rose gum is another name

Here it is upon arrival.

Today I spent a bit of time on it and sanded to top face to 40Grit

Not being real sure just what I was going to build with it at this stage I decided to Turbo plane the edges to remove any bark and damaged parts.

So that’s my effort for today, the actual edge design is a TBA and what I intend to do with it as a finished product will be the subject of a continuing blog later.
Although I said in the Title this was my first Slab I need to validate that by saying “my first wood slab”

Now my thoughts on the species, Its obviously an Australian Gum of some sort and looking at the result may be a Red gum.

The reason i say this is because the remaining bark that I removed was a cream colour, which is evident in the third picture on the small arm.

Eucalyptus camaldulensis, commonly known as the river red gum, is a tree that is endemic to Australia. It has smooth white or cream-coloured bark.

-- Regards Rob



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wildwoodbybrianjohns

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#1 posted 10-23-2019 07:31 AM

Prime candidate for a Nakashima imitation, IMO.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: It is wiser to find out, than to suppose (S. Clemens)

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#2 posted 10-23-2019 08:30 AM

What beauty lies below the surface of a piece of crusty old timber.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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LittleBlackDuck

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#3 posted 10-23-2019 12:24 PM



.... Now my thoughts on the species, Its obviously an Australian Gum ….
- robscastle

Could be an imported gum, like PK or Juicy Fruit!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#4 posted 10-23-2019 01:16 PM


.... Now my thoughts on the species, Its obviously an Australian Gum ….
- robscastle

Could be an imported gum, like PK or Juicy Fruit!

- LittleBlackDuck


looks like spearmint to me ducks. so rc what are the thoughts on a base for this slab,something rustic or refined ?

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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robscastle

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#5 posted 10-23-2019 08:22 PM

Oh we are firing on all 8 Cylinders this morning guys!
PK and Juicy fruit hey I still remember them in a 4 piece pack and the urban legend of spearmint sticks if you unwrapped the outer sleeve and it had all the letters of the alphabet printed on it you got a free box of gum!

Actually they lived on in ARMY ration packs for a time too!

BTW he must have done alright out of it this is the Wrigley Building

Anyway enough of the silliyness,
The base, at the moment I have no idea I did briefly think about a base yesterday while sanding away but nothing intelligent resulted, so I will have to chew it over some more!

-- Regards Rob

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pottz

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#6 posted 10-23-2019 09:14 PM

i think my vote would have to go nakashima style,ive always wanted to do something like his.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#7 posted 10-23-2019 10:42 PM


...... this is the Wrigley Building

Anyway enough of the silliyness,....
- robscastle


Trying to wrigley your way out of this conversation?

Get him down on a farm and he becomes all sillly-ass… soon he’ll be running after the cows with plastic bags to collect the methane as his contribution towards climate change!


.... for this slab,something rustic or refined ?
- pottz

talking about some framed decoration for the top… perhaps a rustic pottzy mug shot or a refined duck happy snap!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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pottz

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#8 posted 10-23-2019 11:27 PM

hey ducks just remember,what happens on the farm stays on the farm,dont ask dont tell.and there is nothing wrong with helping save the planet!

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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robscastle

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#9 posted 10-23-2019 11:28 PM

Speaking of cows and plastic bags,..... one of them was in the yard due to drop a calf anytime, but it didn’t happen while we were there, so Ant Man will have to provide an update if it happens before he departs!

And that s no Bull!

-- Regards Rob

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LittleBlackDuck

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#10 posted 10-24-2019 12:06 AM


.... there is nothing wrong with helping save the planet!
- pottz

Legalise euthanasia... I know quite a few people that this planet would be better off without… for some obscure selfish reason, I have left myself off the list.

Speaking of cows and plastic bags,..... one of them was in the yard due to drop a calf anytime, but it didn t happen while we were there, so Ant Man will have to provide an update if it happens before he departs!

And that’s no Bull!
- robscastle


Maybe it was too scared of finishing up on rc’s plate…

... after all, it veal be a meal!

BTW, you now trying to be a soothsayer? How the hell do you know it wont be a bull... and if it was,

that’s no Cow!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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pottz

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#11 posted 10-24-2019 02:21 PM

he does have a gleem in his eye :)

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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stefang

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#12 posted 10-25-2019 07:24 PM

Nice slab Rob. My guess would be a coffee table (US terminology). Not a very original idea, but a good way to use it. That grill food sure looks good too. You are a man of many talents!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#13 posted 10-29-2019 10:03 AM



he does have a gleem in his eye :)
- pottz

Nah… that’s his wooden eye!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#14 posted 10-29-2019 01:40 PM


he does have a gleem in his eye :)
- pottz

Nah… that s his wooden eye!

- LittleBlackDuck

home made im sure,from the scrap pile :)

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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robscastle

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#15 posted 11-07-2019 09:25 AM

Speaking of Eyes I knocked the little item up overnight

Though you might keep a eye on it for me!

https://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/17964

-- Regards Rob

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