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#1 posted 12-16-2012 10:27 AM

long time reader – first time poster

I am planning on making a series of coffee tables and dining tables out of solid redwood slabs. Most pieces will measure 2’x4’. Largest pieces will measure 3’x6’.

Here’s how I plan to go about it, does anyone see anything in this process that they would do differently?

1. If the slab is at all warped or too rough, I’ll route it w/ a sled like this: youtube video
2. After it’s routed flat, put it in my kiln to get it down to +/-7% moisture.
3. When it’s dry, sand through the sequence (80, 100, 120, 150, 180 and 220 grit) with a ½ sheet sander.
4. Finish w/ tung oil

My questions:
1. What’s the thinnest I could mill the slabs? I am thinking about 2.5” for the 6’ pieces, and 2” for the 4’ pieces.
2. The big pieces will be coming off an alaskan chainsaw mill, so pretty rough. Is it possible that I could remove the roughness with a half-sheet sander alone?

Any tips or comments are really appreciated! Thanks, Danny

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#2 posted 12-16-2012 04:24 PM

Welcome to Ljs a world wide community were there are great people,super projects and great woodworkers.Enjoy !

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#3 posted 12-16-2012 04:31 PM

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

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#4 posted 12-17-2012 01:39 PM

Welcome aboard. Nice that you could join us on Lumberjocks.

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#5 posted 12-17-2012 06:29 PM

Glad to see that you have made LumberJocks a part of your Woodworking experience… Welcome

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