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01-25-2014 12:04 AM

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I have a 2” mesquite slab that I’m going to turn into a coffee table. I’d like to contour the ends and wonder what is the best tool to use – i’m thinking of a chain saw, but not sure if this is the best way….love to have some opinions….thanks

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#1 posted 01-25-2014 04:54 AM

I’m not good enough with a chainsaw to comment.

I do however use King Arthur’s Tools Holey Galahad. Cuts fast, easy to get the hang of it. I use it to carve out seats, including shaping the seat-fronts.

-- Nicky

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#2 posted 01-25-2014 06:10 AM

I would ask, how wide is the slab, how tight of a contour and what type of chainsaw. I would suggest a Jig Saw, just because that’s what I would use. You can make a mistake real easy with a chainsaw and it tends to leave deep cut marks, unless that’s what your looking for.

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