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Blog entry by WoodLe posted 11-06-2011 02:07 AM 2813 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Got a chance to slab a large walnut log today that I just picked up. Put a brand new chain on my mill and took off cutting. Went pretty good till the second cut when my saw found that 7 inch bolt that was just waiting to snag my chain. Had to resharpen a couple times but all said and done I got seven nice slabs all 3-4 inches thick. Large ones are about 36 inches on the small end to about 44 inches at the large end by 10 feet long. I will be posting on my website after awhile. Gota get some more inventory built up since Thomas Moser’s new book (which has a picture of one of my slabs) just got published. I figure that I probably will get a lot more hits on my website and I just don’t have the inventory that I would like to have. I also picked up a hard maple that has a lot of burls. Probably will be a few weeks till I can get that one cut though.

-- www.largewoodslabs.com Wooster, Ohio



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#1 posted 11-06-2011 04:25 AM

Wow. That’s absolutely beautiful!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#2 posted 11-06-2011 04:36 AM

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#3 posted 11-06-2011 06:22 AM

Your website link is incorrect.

looks great!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#4 posted 11-06-2011 01:41 PM

Leon,

That’s a beautiful slab! The link to the website is: http://www.largewoodslabs.com If you go to the wrong page, just take out everthing in the url at the top of the page before www.largewoodslabs.com and you’ll see the page fine. It’s worth the time to take a look. The slabs are beautiful and the prices are reasonable. I’ve seen much higher prices on lesser quality slabs.

I’d like to see the chainsawmill you fabricated to cut those slabs. One of the equipment purchases on my wish list is a big chainsaw! I’ve got 50 trees on my property that are more than 48” in diameter. 5 of them are Walnut trees. I’m waiting to cut any of them till I have a big chainsaw and a backhoe to get out the root ball. It’s going to be a while before I harvest any of them.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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#5 posted 11-06-2011 02:14 PM

Thanks Hal for pointing that out. I didn’t check to make sure the link worked. Also my mill is pictured in my workshop photos. thanks

-- www.largewoodslabs.com Wooster, Ohio

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#6 posted 11-06-2011 02:38 PM

Leon,

That’s a great looking mill. I’d looked through your projects and blogs to see if you had photos of your mill online, but didn’t think to look at your workshop. I’ve got a gnarly sycamore log 32” in diameter sitting next to my bandmill right now. I’m going to take the first cut, 8” from the top of the log, turn it and take another 8” off the other side, then slab the cant into 2” quartersawn slabs. Then I’ll put the first two slabs back on the mill and quartersaw them 1” thick. Here's a photo of one log from the tree. I had to pull both logs from a big tangle of wood the landowner was trying to burn. They were too green to burn and are just scorched.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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#7 posted 11-07-2011 03:48 AM

oh yes. Amish country down there. that is one nice slab o wood

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#8 posted 11-07-2011 03:57 AM

Great looking piece of walnut, talk about a wide and clear board. Thats awesome.

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#9 posted 11-07-2011 04:27 AM

OH yeah call me and idiot but long clear slabs of walnut make me salivate

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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