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Live edge chopping blocks

05-11-2013 03:54 PM by inchanga | 3 comments »

I recently acquired a slab of Scots Pine and decided to make two gtable tops out of it. The tops can be used as butchers block chopping boards, coffee table tops or even garden table or bench tops. The pictures show the sequence of work and the methods used to process the lumber from its rough state to the finished product. The timber was seven foot long, two foot wide and about three inches thick. It had been air dried for two years. The sliding table on the saw is ideal for crosscutting large pieces but a cross cut sled would be equally effective.I took it nice and slow with the cut in order to keep control of the board A straight edge tacked to one edge of the board make...

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