Big Claro Slab Table

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Project by dan mosheim posted 04-05-2010 04:22 AM 2719 views 4 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

About a month ago, I posted pictures of a 1/6th scale model of this table and it’s early construction stages. It’s finished now and ready to ship. I found out this weekend though when I met the clients for the first time that the carpenters won’t be finished their kitchen until around the 1st of May, so it will be around for a bit, which will give us a chance to show it off a bit. We’re pleased with the way it came out and the wood is AMAZING … It came from Good Hope Hardwoods in Pennsylvania … It certainly wasn’t cheap, but it was worth it … Dry, heavily figured, flat and straight … A super plank.
Check my blog for bigger photos and the whole story on this one from start to finish ….
Also, I see that almost 1300 !! people have looked at the photos of our shop that I posted last Sunday. Since then I have added a post on getting the CNC to the second floor … Check that one out here.
Thanks in advance for your comments and encouragement … You all are an inspiration to keep me writing and posting … dan mosheim

-- dan,vermont,

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#1 posted 04-05-2010 04:24 AM

that is one fine looking table…. love the grain pattern…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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#2 posted 04-05-2010 04:29 AM

Wow…what a nice slab. Well done

-- Vince

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#3 posted 04-05-2010 04:29 AM

Now that is some lovely wood. You did an outstanding job on this table. Wonderful to look at Dan.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#4 posted 04-05-2010 04:54 AM

That is a fantastic looking table!

What made you opt for steel legs?

-- Big John's Woodshed - Farmington, IL

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#5 posted 04-05-2010 05:07 AM

That is an amazing slab. It really makes this project. It is hard to appreciate the scale when you see it by itself. I was one of your visitors. You have so many cool tools in your shops. I would love to work there. I have metal and wood working tools too, but have to be very careful, as they do not coexist very well. I am always afraid a stray spark is going to burn the shop down…

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#6 posted 04-05-2010 05:39 AM

Very impressive. Was the slab kiln dried when you bought it? I would have been concerned about end splits. Obviously you pulled it off. Kudos.


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#7 posted 04-05-2010 05:50 AM

Thanks for the update and for placing the 10 chairs around the table ….that really helped to imagine the size of your beautiful table : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#8 posted 04-05-2010 07:04 AM

Really beautiful Dan, great looking wood.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#9 posted 04-05-2010 07:37 AM

Beautiful claro slab and now it is a table, nicely done!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#10 posted 04-05-2010 08:26 AM

Beautifull table. You sure make em big

-- Dreaming patterns

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#11 posted 04-05-2010 12:32 PM

It has always been my dream to have a table like this, but I must say – you beat my dreams – it’s beautiful.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#12 posted 04-05-2010 04:05 PM

Awesome slab of wood!!Good job

-- Scott NM,

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#13 posted 04-06-2010 05:34 PM

Awesome table. Wish that all slabs came out so nice.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#14 posted 04-07-2010 01:57 PM

That is one spectacular table Dan! Keeping it simple really showcases that beautiful walnut and it’s finished perfectly. Well done!

-- Brad, Oregon- The things that come to those who wait, may be the things left by those who got there first.

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#15 posted 04-07-2010 01:59 PM

Great result

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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