Not a major update. The maple slab has been sitting a couple weeks since I planed it down. It has dried out a little more, few more cracks have formed, one major one as you can see in the bottom middle of the picture. I was going to run it through a wide belt sander at the local lumberyard but haven’t made it yet. So I finally went to town on it with a big buffing type sander and then normal sanding down to 220 grit. This just has thinner on it to show how it would look.
So some concerns/questions:
1) Putting a straight edge on it right now, it is cupped in the center by about 5/32nds. Do I run it through the router planer again or leave it? It’s going to be on 3 legs and is kinda a rustic table.
2) The small cracks I am not too concerned about. Do I leave them or fill them say with turquoise filler?
3) The bigger crack all down the side… a) Do I fill that one as well? b) Do I do a butterfly inlay as a decorative piece on the top and one for stability (not seen) on bottom?
What does everyone think? Would love some feedback.
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-- Jim, Michigan