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Furniture #40: My First Slab Day 2

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Blog entry by robscastle posted 11-07-2019 08:46 AM 335 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 39: My First Slab Question time for me Part 40 of Furniture series Part 41: Day 3 lots of exciting stuff to share »

well after getting lots of good advice I hauled the slab out and began to surface it to determine which side I would use.

Side 2 In the Raw. (SIDE BLOODY 2 Mate)

Then it was time to get the turboplaner going

the finish after a complete workover

next I ferret out my slab guide but it didn’t take much grey matter t work out it was not suitable, so I had to make another one.

looks a bit like Danny DeVito and Arnold Schwarzenegger standing side by side !

I did some basic high spot work to get a reasonable level but that’s it for today .
Tomorrow I hope to have both sided finished for display.

I did determine the top will be side 1 at this stage.

Stand by for more fun! (well sorta)

-- Regards Rob



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crowie

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#1 posted 11-07-2019 09:08 AM

How did the turboplane go Rob.
I have one but it scares the daylights out of me.

Also how did your set up the router skies?

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

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#2 posted 11-07-2019 10:13 AM

Crowie:-

The Turboplaner, yes its not a tool for the inexperienced and its almost compulsory to have the side handle fitted and you use both hands to avoid kick back thigh scars. Have a look at the pictures that’s the turboplaner finish only.
keeping parallel to the work piece is critical and just work away with a gentle sweeping motion and your OK, read the timber grain and don’t get distracted.

start to rotate it from parallel and gauge the amount of material being removed and its avery useful tool for rough carving.

Give it a try on some scrap Oregon and you will build your confidence up I think the USA guys use a Kutzall a similar tool i think.

The router skies:- I will complete tomorrow and do another photo shoot and add an explanation so stay tuned
Got any bushfire concerns up there yet?

-- Regards Rob

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#3 posted 11-07-2019 11:01 AM

that is headed for a ‘bright’ future – the one picture shows some yellow, red and brown /

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#4 posted 11-07-2019 02:02 PM


I did determine the top will be side 1 at this stage.
- robscastle

You practicing to be a politician?
At least to me, that makes about as much sense as our premier going on a junket to Disneyland in preparation for his maiden ride through our upcoming metro tunnel in 2026… (then again he may feel at home, with his big ears, standing next to Mickey).
Which is the top and which is side 1?... other than the top is side 1??... what number is the bottom???

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

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#5 posted 11-07-2019 02:27 PM

Side 2 your looking at it ..now AKA ( SIDE BLOODY 2 Mate)

-- Regards Rob

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#6 posted 11-08-2019 04:04 AM

Rob,
Somebody once told me that a welders wire brush removes a lot of the grey in the cracks of slabs like that.
Just for info
Regards
anth

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#7 posted 11-08-2019 05:38 AM

W O W !

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#8 posted 11-08-2019 08:29 AM


... Somebody once told me that a welders wire brush removes a lot of the grey in the cracks of slabs like that…
- anthm27

Not quite true… I put 2 of those brushes on a slab once… came back after a week and nothing was removed. Because they didn’t touch the slab, I now use them as “guard dogs” for my vino!

Not saying don’t try it… just don’t buy any cheap lazy ones from Bunnings… spend at least $1.50.

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

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#9 posted 11-08-2019 09:06 PM

OMG my first brush with LJs!

-- Regards Rob

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