My wife wanted to buy a new kitchen table. After much convincing, I was able to convince her that we should spend that money on a walnut slab rather than buying a set from a big box furniture store. I picked up this slab from a local sawyer before I decided on the final design. Usually, I’m much more methodical, and work out the design well before I buy lumber, but I couldnt wait for her to change her mind :)
Lucky for me, my neighbor owns a cabinet shop with a large Timesaver sander. He agreed to help me flatten the slabs. This is after being sanded to only 80 grit! I cant wait to see the grain after I glue it up and sand it down to 220!
In the mean time, I’ve been thinking about the design of the base, and decided on a Nakashima style. Thanks to the guys in the forums for the ideas and advice.
Next up is filling the cracks and bark inclusions, glue up, and final flattening.
-- Marshall - http://mcomisar.tumblr.com