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Forum topic by saw4fun posted 02-27-2011 06:07 PM 2625 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-27-2011 06:07 PM

Topic tags/keywords: black walnut table-top rustic live-edge hardwood

Was supposed to be cutting lumber for a counter-top but couldn’t bring myself to cut the natural edge off of these planks!! They screamed table-top! One piece is 19”wide in the center and the other is 16”wide. They are now weighted down in the kiln to begin their drying journey. I coated them with a green wood treatment to minimize splitting in the crotch-wood area. I would consider working out a trade for a 6-12” jointer if anyone has one they don’t use. Im not really interested in a bench-top jointer as most of the material I work with is fairly big pieces. PM me for prices or details of a possible trade. Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 02-27-2011 06:56 PM

Yeah I wouldnt use that for a table top if I were you it would be against most peoples morals.


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#2 posted 02-28-2011 08:01 PM

I’m in the same boat needing a jointer, so can’t help you out there. Those are beautiful. Someone obviously needs to make a new table! Good luck.

-- Dale in Bellevue, NE

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#3 posted 02-28-2011 08:43 PM

first choice use the table saw .Set it up on the left side of your table saw. put a rail in the track with double sided tape careful put the board on where you want it with the blade down.but mark on the table where it was line it up make a trim cut where you want then do the other side with a fence on the right side Done.make sure the rail side good but is not sloppy use wax.

-- life an woodworking is one big experiment

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#4 posted 03-01-2011 05:31 PM

Beautiful wood. I have a Grizzly 6” X 42” joiner that works well for a good price on new equipment.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#5 posted 03-08-2011 06:37 PM

Thanks for the input guys. Right now i put a straight edge on with the sawmill and then run through the table-saw for the finished edge. It works well but is time consuming in comparison with a joiner.

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