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Forum topic by gdaveg posted 09-08-2021 01:25 AM 807 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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gdaveg

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09-08-2021 01:25 AM

Got another maple live edge slab from my mother in law’s cousin, Dale. He gave me the first slab for my first post of the live edge coffee table. Linked here:
https://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/416031

Slab is currently 1 11/16” thick, 22” wide tapering to 14” wide and 64” long. Has a bow (not a cup) of between 1/4” and 3/8” by eye. Has great figure in the wood, some tiger striping (curl), some burl, also some 40-ish worm holes and worm tracks. Cut about 20 years ago. I have had issues with this batch of lumber having internal stresses that have wildly split upon ripping. My brother in law had same issue with a couple of pieces he got from Dale.

There is a split that I could fill with epoxy. Very narrow, say 1/16” but does need to be forced into alignment with the face.

Now in the imagineering stage of what sort of project do I make with this?

Current Option A:

Narrow coffee table. This would force me to deal with epoxy gluing the crack. Only downside is would have to give away or sell it. Have nice coffee tables in both WA and AZ homes. Would clean up the live edge and tape crack, turn over and fill from the bottom side.

The 1/4 inch bow think I would live with it, but this decision has come back to bite me more times than I got away with it. Square is square.

Current Option B:

Entry / Wall table for AZ house.

This option would rip down the crack cuz that side could be put against entry wall. I think this may be doable without the internal lumber stresses creating surprise splits.

Thinking legs would be contrasting lumber, mesquite or walnut say 12 inches wide with double tenon at the top connected with through tenons. A first for me.

-- Dave, Vancouver, WA & Tucson, AZ


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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 09-08-2021 12:05 PM

Well the bow you plane off to flat. It is too big for a coffee table. But would make a nice natural edge table for behind a couch.Glue any loose wood and fill the cracks and do a clear resin pour over the whole thing and put 4 hairpin legs under it!

What I would do is put it some place where I’d pass by it a lot and wait until it tells me what it wants to be!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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gdaveg

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#2 posted 09-08-2021 12:59 PM

I will ponder this for awhile. The direction will come to me.

-- Dave, Vancouver, WA & Tucson, AZ

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gdaveg

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#3 posted 09-27-2021 10:17 PM

Decided to go the Sofa Table / Entry Table route.

Cut down to 48” length, glued the long crack filled crack and worm holes with Wonderfill by Rockler. Not going to be true black.

Tried to plane the bow out at the Portland shop did not work too well so am living with the 3/16” -ish bow.

Been sanding a little the last 3 days, got it sanded on the top side to 220, looks good IMO.

I am really itching to put a coat of Shellac on it to see the grain better. But rain started last night and weather folks say expect 4 more days. 90% humidity now. Worried about the shellac blushing.

-- Dave, Vancouver, WA & Tucson, AZ

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#4 posted 10-06-2021 04:36 PM

Purdy grain!

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#5 posted 10-06-2021 05:17 PM

Amazing look there. Think Pregnant Mommy getting an ultrasound. I think they Baby is gonna be a 50 pounder. :-)

-- Think safe, be safe

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gdaveg

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#6 posted 10-07-2021 07:28 PM

Real Steve,

Another “Ultrasound” pic with 2 coats of shellac on it.

-- Dave, Vancouver, WA & Tucson, AZ

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therealSteveN

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#7 posted 10-07-2021 09:16 PM

That went POP real nice.

Kids got a huge head, and little body. :-)

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