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HOW TO MAKE A GIANT MOTHER ELM ISLAND TOP #2: CUTTING THE SLAB

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Blog entry by CAMERONGAGNON.com posted 03-06-2014 09:11 PM 1247 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Step 5- plot out the cuts.

Here we are going for a slab 8’’ thick 55’’ average width by 11 feet long.

step 6- enjoy a look inside

After nearly 300 years of growing and some hard work we finally get our first peak inside

step 7- take a well deserved break

step 8- repeat steps 5 and 6.

It was truely magical standing beside this monster of a piece. Time to let it dry. Looking forward to getting back here for steps 9-?????

-- "Safe woodworking isn't just about avoiding injury, it is also about avoiding extinction." CKG



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robert triplett

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#1 posted 03-07-2014 12:18 AM

I am going to enjoy watching your progress. that is an impressive piece of wood.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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gfadvm

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#2 posted 03-07-2014 01:38 AM

That is a VERY impressive slab!

I tried the chainsaw mill thing and decided I was too old. How long did it take to cut this slab with that serious saw?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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sras

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#3 posted 03-07-2014 02:33 AM

“Time to let it dry” – how long for that? I’m guessing years (but I have no idea)

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Bobsboxes

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#4 posted 03-07-2014 03:17 AM

Cool, I am glad it’s not me, sharping that chain saw chain. Love the progress postings.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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Kaleb the Swede

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#5 posted 03-07-2014 12:31 PM

Please keep these pictures coming! I am starting to really get into the live edge furniture. Great blog

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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