|Forum topic by Wannabe WoodWorkers||posted 09-23-2015 09:37 PM||1104 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
09-23-2015 09:37 PM
Long time reader first time poster. After a year of drooling over slabs online I had to pick these up when I saw them on Craigslist. They are around 2.5” thick and around 30 – 40” I could easily build something with them as is but see a couple of edges that I think would make great spots to do a bookmatch on both. Since these are my first slabs I don’t want to jump right in and start making sawdust w/o doing some research first.
So obviously you can make a table out of the thinnest wood imaginable as long as you have a solid base to glue it to. What I’m wondering is if resawing is actually a good idea. Other than a lot of elbow grease and the expense of a new long ass handsaw are there any reasons not to resaw? They’ve had 45 years to dry so hopefully very stable.
More out of curiosity, do you guys think I got a good deal at $180 apiece? They were cut off of a stump that got beached on a river in Oregon back in 1970. Was a bit dismayed to see some curly redwood slabs on ebay for $180 that were awfully close in size, just a few inches smaller.
Got a bunch of wormy maple too, unfortunately they were used for furniture pallets and have a pair of screw holes every 18” or so. Bonus question: What would you do with these? Plug the screw holes with black epoxy? Plug them with a plug cut from the same board? Drill more holes so that the screw holes look more randomly placed? Cover them with a walnut inlay strip going across the grain?
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