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Maple slabs with a surprise!

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Project by WoodLe posted 10-24-2010 06:09 AM 3359 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cut into a large Maple log today that I had setting around for two years and got a pleasant surprise! ...Spalted Maple… Got seven slabs cut two inches thick so far. On the eighth one I hit hardware, so I quite for the day. Should be able to get several more cuts once I get past those nails that someone put in this backyard tree. The large slabs are 30” wide at the narrowest, 40” wide at the fork and 88” long. Will make some nice tables or desktops! Most of these slabs will be for sale.

-- www.largewoodslabs.com Apple Creek, Ohio





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RonPeters

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#1 posted 10-24-2010 06:19 AM

That was a really old tree! Any idea the age??

-- “Once more unto the breach, dear friends...” Henry V - Act III, Scene I

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#2 posted 10-24-2010 07:35 AM

Your job must be like Christmas everyday when you get to open presents like that!

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rivergirl

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#3 posted 10-24-2010 03:07 PM

LUCKY DOG!!! How far is Apple Creek Ohio from Pgh? I could use a slab about 30 Inches wide no less than 28. But I am not all about driving 2 days to get it. LOL

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#4 posted 10-24-2010 05:14 PM

rivergirl. take I 70 west from Pburg to I 77 north . take route 250 to apple creek. i am guessing it to be a 3 hour drive. hope this helps.

-- jerryw-wva.

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twokidsnosleep

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#5 posted 10-24-2010 06:16 PM

Wow that is gorgeous!
Look at the forklift in the background to get an idea of the scale of this beauty

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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WoodLe

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#6 posted 10-24-2010 09:12 PM

@ShannonRogers. Actually, this is not my job. Would be nice though! Just getting started cutting slabs part time.

-- www.largewoodslabs.com Apple Creek, Ohio

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#7 posted 10-24-2010 11:30 PM

Very cool you never know whats inside.

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Canadian Woodworks

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#8 posted 10-25-2010 02:31 AM

How you cut it?

-- Paul Lemiski, Ontario Canada, Custom Wooden Rocking chairs and tables http://www.canadianwoodworks.com

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WoodLe

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#9 posted 10-25-2010 05:04 AM

I cut these slabs on a Chainsaw mill that I built. (I work at a welding shop) I can cut up to 54” wide and it is powered with a Stihl 880.

-- www.largewoodslabs.com Apple Creek, Ohio

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#10 posted 10-25-2010 06:02 AM

Nice Slabs!!! A friend of mine works with Reclaimed wood for all kinds of Projects.

He was really getting upset about running into concealed Metal Objects, with his Planer etc. and not just nails. He asked me if I could figure something out for him. You can buy a Meatl Detector, Hand held for just this kind of thing. But $$$$$!!

So I cut a 6” piece of Pine 1”x2”, Drilled in 5- 1” Holes about 1/4” deep, Screwed in 5 Large, Rare Earth Magnet Cups (Doubles the Magnets strength) then dropped in (WHAM! They ain’t coming back out!!) 5 Large 3/4” Rare Earth Magnets, Same Pole Facing Out. Lee Valley has a BIG Assortment of all that stuff.

First time he tried it on a 2” Thick piece of Rough Pine….the Bent Horseshoe Nail on the Bottom {Other Side) Snatched it right out of his hand!!...LOL…I put an old Drawer Handle on it so he could hold onto it.

I use a MUCH Smaller version as a Drywall Nail/Screw Finder to locate Wall Studs. ZAP! Oh! There’s one …LOL..Slide it along Kitchen Counter Tops if your looking for the fasteners.

OR! If you want to clean off someones Hard Drive, just…..NO! NO! NO! That’s Not Nice!! Unless…LOL…

I’m sure you’ll have no trouble selling those beauties!!

Rick

-- COMMON SENSE Is Like Deodorant. The People Who need It Most, Never Use It.

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donaldmee

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#11 posted 10-25-2010 05:13 PM

i also own/work in a metal shop and one of the things I love to make live edge slab tables with forged and fabricated bases. So I guess my question 1: when will they be ready and 2: what kind of price are we talking about?

-- donald mee

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rivergirl

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#12 posted 10-25-2010 10:30 PM

And here comes Donaldmee—he is out of the shoot, and he crosses into the inside lane.. Donald is around turn one.. around turn two, around turn three and like Secretariat he is still gaining speed as he heads for the slab pile at the finish line….............

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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donaldmee

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#13 posted 10-26-2010 12:12 AM

I am salivating over this wood! I am already designing a steel base for it. May the wood Gods smile upon me andput a piece of it in my hands.

-- donald mee

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rivergirl

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#14 posted 10-26-2010 09:44 AM

Donald, I knew you would love that wood! Can’t wait to see the table my friend.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#15 posted 10-26-2010 10:38 AM

Nice slabs of maple.

Funny thing about the hard drive comment from Rick. I have a friend that kept having hard drives go bad on his laptops. Come to find out that he had one of those magnetic money clips (uses rare earth magnets) that he kept in his right front pocket, right under the hard drive of his computer. He got rid of the money clip, no more hard drive problems. True Story.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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