Walnut Slabs #1: Today I purchased two georgous walnut slabs and sanded to a smooth surface

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Blog entry by Rob Drown posted 01-04-2015 08:00 AM 1438 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Today I was at a friends shop learning how to do a polished finish as part of an apprenticeship program of The Sierra Nevada Fine Furniture Makers Guild and ended up purchasing and sanding down these two amazing walnut slabs. Now I have to figure out what exactly to do with them.

I think the first one is going to become my apprenticeship project. I am thinking the slab will be a tabletop with continuous grain apron and a center drawer. Not sure about the legs.

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#1 posted 01-04-2015 12:38 PM

Some real pretty wood Rob. Looking forward to seeing what you make with it.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 01-04-2015 01:57 PM

Nice wood

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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#3 posted 01-04-2015 03:04 PM

Looking forward to see what you do with this. Nice figure.

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