Rescued From The Wood Grinder

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Project by Cater posted 09-18-2013 04:03 AM 1378 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was visiting a friend who operated a wood and green waste disposal business near Sacramento, California. While touring his place, he took me to his storage shed and pulled out two large cedar slabs, each measuring about 30” x 60”. He had dug them out of a pile of wood someone had dropped off to be ground up for wood chips, and saved them in his shed for several years thinking that someday he would transform them. As it often goes, he never found the time and was tired of moving them around in the shed. When he offered them to me I happily loaded them up.

I had very few tools in my garage at that time. A table saw, a couple of sanders and a jigsaw. I knew that having a jointer would make the job easier, so I jumped on craigslist and started shopping. I hit pay dirt with a great 6” jointer that I added to my growing woodshop.

The two cedar slabs each had one live edge. The opposite edge and faces had been roughly sawn with a chainsaw mill. Unfortunately I did not take pictures during project.

-- Reclaimed Wood blog

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#1 posted 09-18-2013 05:36 AM

Great job. Love the live edge

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#2 posted 09-18-2013 08:20 AM

Great work love live edges.

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

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#3 posted 09-18-2013 01:56 PM

Very nicely done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#4 posted 09-18-2013 10:31 PM

Nice table, very solid looking…love live edges..well done.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#5 posted 09-20-2013 07:54 PM

Lovely table and look really sturdy. Like those beefy legs, pine trees and natural edge. Great work!

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#6 posted 10-02-2013 05:49 PM

I guess I need better friends. ;)

-- Jeff, eastern Wa

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