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jonnybrophy

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09-04-2017 01:31 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question oak rustic shaping

I’ve recently acquired some beautiful large oak cookies from a neighbor removing a tree. They are about 6 inches thick and maybe 2 1/2 wide. I don’t really have time to let them dry, but id like to make something i could sell out of them, or even just keep for myself. How can I minimize warping,cracking and splitting?
My best idea is to sell it as a “free form” furniture piece, that allows it room to warp and still be functional.

-- "If she dont find ya handsome, she better find ya handy"


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#1 posted 09-04-2017 02:12 PM

I advise you to do something QUICKLY!!

My walnut cookies dried too fast and split, rending them good for nothing except firewood or small panels of book-matched pieces.

-- Dale

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#2 posted 09-04-2017 02:15 PM

Maybe some biz card holders

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#3 posted 09-04-2017 02:16 PM



I advise you to do something QUICKLY!!

My walnut cookies dried too fast and split, rending them good for nothing except firewood or small panels of book-matched pieces.

- dalepage

Oh boy!! Ive had them a week now, and there are signs of some splitting!!

-- "If she dont find ya handsome, she better find ya handy"

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#4 posted 09-04-2017 02:17 PM

I made a version of these years ago they were very popular!

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#5 posted 09-04-2017 02:18 PM

Thats awesome! But, i would like to keep the integrity of the live edge, and the sheer size of the slabs, thank you though. I was thinking more along the lines of an end table or coffee table. Possibly a throne/chair?

-- "If she dont find ya handsome, she better find ya handy"

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#6 posted 09-04-2017 02:35 PM

If you want to prevent them from splitting, drill a 2” hole in the center of them. You can fill it later with a dowel.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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