Walnut Slab Coffee table #3: Finished Planing

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Blog entry by ilyac posted 09-16-2014 12:37 AM 1630 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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500,000 (plus or minus a few) passes with the router and I have a nice flat slab, with just a little bit a twist, but with my current garage set up trying to fix the 1/32 (about) that i’m off will likely do more harm than good. Final thickness is just shy of 3”. There are two spots that I need to fill in (gaps in the wood), which I’ll likely do with some of the material I cut off the ends, but not sure the best way to go about it. Suggestions welcome.

Need to knock off the one side of remaining back and do the finish sanding all around.

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#1 posted 09-18-2014 08:18 PM

why don’t you just clear epoxy the holes, make them a feature.

-- John Gray

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#2 posted 09-18-2014 11:22 PM

John, shortly after posting this I came across that option and am definitely considering it. there is one larger void on the opposite side of the slab (not pictured) which was covered in wax to prevent more splitting before I got it. I’m not sure I can get all that wax out so I have a good way to fill with epoxy, but I am thinking about it for the two smaller spaced I revealed after planing.

Any thoughts on getting rid of the wax?

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