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Blog series by WoodenSoldier updated 02-05-2013 06:44 AM 2 parts 5539 reads 6 comments total

Part 1: Redwood burl slab table- Advice needed

02-02-2013 08:18 PM by WoodenSoldier | 4 comments »

Hey guys,I’m building a kitchen table out of a 3” redwood burl slab and so far it’s coming along nicely. The legs are being carved from glued up poplar and power carved with an angle grinder. Its coming along well so far (though the grinding is creating buckets of very fine dust). I laid the top on the legs last night just to see how it was looking.I had filled in a lot of the gaps last week with epoxy and last night I was sanding it to try to level it out a little ...

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Part 2: Staining

02-05-2013 06:44 AM by WoodenSoldier | 2 comments »

After some advice from other wise lumberjocks I decided to flatten the top by sanding it with my belt sander instead of trying to pull it flat with angle iron. It still has a very slight sag in the middle but it’s hardly noticeable and won’t affect the function of the table. I doubt the customer will ever notice unless they pour a glass of water into the middle of the table to see which direction it goes. I sanded it to 220 and then went back and filled a couple small bubbles...

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