Live Edge Sells Great for me

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Project by Dennis Hunter / Laura Merchant posted 05-30-2012 11:07 PM 2481 views 7 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have had great luck with my live edge work this year so far. Everyone seems to really like the live edge. So on this board I desided to use some. The Board is 18 1/2” x 12 1/2 at it wides point. The woods are Padauk / Maple Walnut and Purple heart center. I think this is my favoret board I have made as of yet. I also like the Live Edge on my work.
Thanks again for the support Dennis

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#1 posted 05-30-2012 11:27 PM

Dennis, i think every board is better than the last one. Still not a great fan of live edges, but warming up to them.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#2 posted 05-30-2012 11:29 PM

Nice. I am glad they are selling.
I would have thought that a live edge would not work well in the kitchen, with food and all. But I guess it will clean up with no problems.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

#3 posted 05-31-2012 12:00 AM

SPalm you would cut on the back side were there is no live edge and use the live edge side for show and if they keep the board coated with Butcher Block Conditioner the board will last that much longer and clean up better.

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#4 posted 05-31-2012 12:35 AM

I like the live edge furniture of course. Not sure I have seen it on something like this. Looks cool.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 05-31-2012 12:47 AM

The live edge design is nice.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#6 posted 05-31-2012 01:34 AM

Nice job on this. The live edge looks good.

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

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#7 posted 05-31-2012 02:22 AM

very very nice. i like the design

-- wiser1934, new york

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#8 posted 05-31-2012 02:24 AM

I am a big live edge fan. How do you ‘clean up’ your live edges? I use a 8” wire wheel on my bench grinder. It removes all the loose/soft stuff and textures the edge nicely.(use a full face sheild as this wire wheel will shed some wire frags!)

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#9 posted 05-31-2012 02:27 AM

Cool looking board great job

-- Custom furniture

#10 posted 05-31-2012 05:17 AM

gfadvin I did it by hand with a wire grill grapper I bought to clean my band saw blabe. The wire brush worked great. I sanded it first before I used the brush.

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#11 posted 05-31-2012 08:56 AM

Very nice Dennis. The live edge looks great.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#12 posted 05-31-2012 09:18 AM

I like it. I like it a lot.

-- Kevin, South Carolina

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#13 posted 05-31-2012 09:44 AM

Beautiful work, I use a coarse flapwheel on an angle grinder to clean live edges than a random orbit sander with a foam backing pad from klingspors for finer grits. glad their selling good.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#14 posted 05-31-2012 09:50 AM

Great looking board, love live edges but on the fence with using it on cutting boards. Glad there selling…

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#15 posted 05-31-2012 10:01 AM

That’s a great looking lamination! Makes me want to glue up something fancy today!

-- Hal, Tennessee

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