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#1 posted 624 days ago

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 624 days ago

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

Because I often get asked questions by new members I’ve included the answers to the most( FAQ) along with my welcoming message to LJs.

You should know that posting questions or projects here (your profile page) will not get you very many responses’ just because it’s your profile page not part of a main forum. To post in a main forum read below.

Want to know how to post something?
See the drop-down box underneath my Lumberjocks in the upper right hand corner. Click on the arrow and select which type of posting you want to make (Project, Blog entry, Forum topic). This will take you to the appropriate page and you just fill in the form.

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The LJs Team
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Just for the record even though I have a large number of post I’m not involved with LJs management ,I’m just another member.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 624 days ago

Welcome To LumberJocks.
Good Luck…

-- Rick

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#4 posted 623 days ago

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

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#5 posted 623 days ago

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

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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