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Just got a commision for a 5×11x 4"highly figured redwood table- The original slab was over 13 feet long- this is the trimmed down version. I'm in heaven!!!!!! The client- a local winemaker, wants malachite inlay down the middle. I might be asking for ideas on joinery for the base, and am trying to figure out sketchup, so my questions make sense- I have slabs of Monterey Cypress for the base.

Gotta love our local sawyer- don seawater!!!

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That is one serious slab of wood. Sounds like a great project. What is a malachite inlay?
 

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Good Grief. Dont hurt your back! Seriously great find in both assignment and material
 

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That….looks likes a lot of fun. I'm sure you'll enjoy every minute working on it.
 

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So cool wow
 

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Seriously, how do you handle the slab or rotate it to work on opposite sides. Have fun, BTKS
 

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Awesome chunk of wood - Do you hand plane the surface of this big guy or use some kind of router jig, etc?
 

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How exciting! I Love this place, where we can all follow along….
 

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Man that is way cool !!!!!! Wish I could run across something like that!
 

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I would be scared to ruin a piece like that.
 

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Looks like you'll be having a lot of fun with this. Let us know which winery it'll be in so we can see it in person.
 

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Wowsers!
That's no joke. Would make a grand wine-tasting table indeed.

You mentioned ideas for base joinery. I noticed that Fine Woodworking has an interesting sliding dove table base feature on the cover. It's a simple, elegant solution and one that might be interesting in this application…

But hey, I agree with RexMcKinnon - I'd be terrified to make the first cut on something that beautiful.

Good luck!
 

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Sawdust me dude!!!!!!!!!!!! That's great, good luck, know it will look cool when done.
 

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oh my days that is one slab i would love to have just think of the boxes i could make LOL…............

as for SU talk to DaveR the god of SU

Andy
 

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Awesome!! I hope that you plan for some of the usual wood issues, just on a larger scale. Like warping, movement and checking.
 

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Awesome slab!! I am in the market for some monterey cypress, where is your supplier?
 

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i can't imagine lumping that piece around to work with it.
can't wait to see it finished.
 
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