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Maple slabs saved from woodstove

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Project by grandpasworkshop posted 03-05-2012 02:04 AM 1056 views 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got these slabs from friend whom was going to use them for a smoker and I told him i would buy him a sack of chips if I could have the slabs. This was 10 yrs ago and now about 1 yr ago I decided to work them,one problem they had about three inches of end checking so I decided to try split them and that way I could get them i my planner.Out came the maul and whacked them came out pretty good Also did the wall shelving from the second slab.Top it off I even got to have a BBQ with my friend and family.I joined the table top with a 2-1/2 full length spline joint minus 1 inch from ends and Gorilla glue

-- Grandpaj





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kiefer

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#1 posted 03-05-2012 02:09 AM

That was a good and forward looking trade .
The projects turned out wonderful ,I love the somewhat rustic and live edge look .
Good story too.

Kiefer

-- Kiefer 松

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grandpasworkshop

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#2 posted 03-05-2012 02:27 AM

Thanks Kieffer. Yes I thought I best get some of my rustic wood and rustic brain combined

-- Grandpaj

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#3 posted 03-05-2012 02:27 AM

Very nice work. Lovely grain on the bench top and the shelves look great.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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Matt W5MIX

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#4 posted 03-05-2012 02:41 AM

Sure glad you saved them. Looks great!

-- Matt in Dripping Springs

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kody

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#5 posted 03-05-2012 04:12 AM

good score. look’s great.

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grandpasworkshop

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#6 posted 03-05-2012 04:15 AM

Thanks all for comments .

-- Grandpaj

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#7 posted 03-05-2012 04:30 AM

Good save of some great wood and nice projects too.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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HalDougherty

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#8 posted 03-05-2012 12:26 PM

Great looking projects! You found some great looking maple. If you’d bought it at an exotic wood dealer, the beautiful maple would have cost a fortune.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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Roger

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#9 posted 03-05-2012 01:33 PM

very slick. very natural, very unique

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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grandpasworkshop

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#10 posted 03-05-2012 03:15 PM

Once again I need to thank all the friends that commented. I have no idea what the slabs would have cost at a brokers business but for 12.00 for bag of chips I did pretty good. Sorry I don’t have anymore Maple to work with but I’m doing some thinking and sketching for some more Ceder furniture. I do ha a 12 foot half round that is maybe 4 inches think and 1 foot wide.I was thinking about some outside seating with 2x’s for frames.Always open for suggestions.Thanks again

-- Grandpaj

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grandpasworkshop

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#11 posted 03-05-2012 03:19 PM

Hal I like your sailboat pictures.Being I live next to Saltwater it is fun looking at the pictures.The town next to us is the second largest marina on west coast.

-- Grandpaj

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HalDougherty

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#12 posted 03-05-2012 05:30 PM

Grandpaj,

My boat is about 1500 miles from the ocean on Watts Bar Lake, just South of Knoxville, TN. But I don’t have to load her on a truck to take her to the ocean. It’s a 9 day trip down the Tenn-Tom waterway to Mobile, AL and the Gulf. I wish I could sell my house and everything else and go sailing….

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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grandpasworkshop

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#13 posted 03-05-2012 06:08 PM

There are lots of live aboard s up here.Did you survive tornado’s

-- Grandpaj

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HalDougherty

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#14 posted 03-06-2012 01:43 AM

Grandpaj,

I’m North and East of the major damage. We had some wind and rain, but that’s all. There was a lot of destruction on the news.

-- Hal, Tennessee http://www.first285.com

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grandpasworkshop

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#15 posted 03-06-2012 01:49 AM

Glad to hear your safe

-- Grandpaj

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