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09-28-2017 12:30 PM

Having done a ton of slabs over the years here is technique we use quite often to either make a slab or alter an existing one. Works well
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GDL3J7YC-A&t=8s


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#1 posted 09-28-2017 12:36 PM



Having done a ton of slabs over the years here is technique we use quite often to either make a slab or alter an existing one. Works well
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GDL3J7YC-A&t=8s

- CharlesNeil


You da man, Charles. Thanks.

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#2 posted 09-28-2017 12:53 PM

Great idea Charles. You put gel stain over lacquer to create the contrast. Can you do the same with dye?
Thanks

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#3 posted 09-28-2017 01:03 PM

mahdee ,

You can use a dye, Gel stains being thicker seem to hang in the texture better. But anything will work, just be sure to test, remember your going over a finish so getting the color can be an issue.

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#4 posted 09-28-2017 01:11 PM

used this technique on a bar top that the client wanted a live edge on..worked really well.. loved it!!

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#5 posted 09-28-2017 01:46 PM

Thanks Charles. Just watched your trace coating for the third time to figure out how to do this:

Do you think they used a dye on it?

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#6 posted 09-28-2017 01:48 PM

Ill answer in your post ….. here ya go http://lumberjocks.com/topics/240457#reply-4073073

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#7 posted 09-28-2017 01:57 PM

Interesting. I’ve done similar steps for the bark but never thought of the rotary tool for texture. Will have to give it a try.

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#8 posted 09-28-2017 04:29 PM

I am using most of your technique on my current project.

Love your videos.

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

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#9 posted 09-28-2017 05:28 PM

Thanks a million for posting…I have three big black cherry slabs I intend to use for live edge tables and this answers the biggest question I had. Again, thanks for posting.

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#10 posted 09-28-2017 06:40 PM

Another great tip Charles ,Keep em coming.

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