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daverose

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07-29-2013 02:47 PM

What would you do with these maple slices? Looking for some inspiration on these. They are soft maple from my neighbors tree. Have dried for about 18 months with almost no checking. They aren’t huge, about 18” across, and the bark is mostly coming off so I’ll probably fore go the bark edge. Was considering figuring out a way to join them together into one large top, maybe with 4 around the outside and a smaller one in the middle. Anyone else have any bright ideas?

Here’s something I thought about:

I also have this piece of Oak too that’s a bit bigger. Maybe a one off side table?


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#1 posted 07-29-2013 04:12 PM

Hi Dave,
I made a 3 shalved stand with something like you have. Basically, used 3 vertical 1-1/2” legs that were turned except where the shelves went. You would have to cut a 1-1/2” squares on the shelves for the legs to stand straight.

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gfadvm

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#2 posted 07-30-2013 12:29 AM

No ideas here but I really want to learn how you dried these with no splits/cracks?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#3 posted 08-02-2013 12:53 AM

Just got lucky I guess. I painted both sides with some primer right after they were cut and then I flattened them out and removed the paint about 2 months ago. No checks yet really. The pith right in the centre is coming out but no real checking on the maple. They are about 2” thick. The Oak has a few small checks in it though. Think I’ll try a four sided version of the 6 sided table above. Not sure how to join them yet, maybe some dovetail keys and some extra support on the base.

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Rick Dennington

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#4 posted 08-02-2013 01:27 AM

Make a plant stand for you or the wife…..I would leave them natural, and drill round or square hole for the legs, stagger them a bit for each plant, and put a good finish on them….Just my idea…....

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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#5 posted 08-02-2013 02:49 AM

I’d rather be lucky than good!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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