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syount

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226 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: slab veneer

Long time lurker and I’ve learned a ton from the forum. I really appreciate all the knowledge here.

On to my question: I have seen a couple pieces of furniture that I admired with what the makers called a “micro slab”. I’m wondering what this is. My guess is that is slab shaped veneer, but not something I have ever seen or heard of. Any ideas? Any thoughts on where to find things like this?

http://www.johnhoushmand.com/products/product.html?id=0087.4&cat=console

http://dionnerivera.com/ed-pokotar-soundwall/shazam-glass-low-table-with-spalted-maple-microslab/

Thanks!


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rrww

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#1 posted 226 days ago

I have never seen that either – looks like just a thin slab. I would cut the slab at a inch or so get it in the kiln then plane / widebelt sand until its a 1/4” or 3/8”. (hard to tell from pictures) Be prepared for repairs due to blow out depending on the slab. It shouldn’t be hard to find a sawmill and a shop with a widebelt that can do that for you.

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gfadvm

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#2 posted 226 days ago

That glass table is gorgeous!

I have resawed wood to 3/8” and used a sled with my drum sander to thin it to 1/4 or 3/16”.

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

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#3 posted 224 days ago

Thank you for the replies. I’m going to try what was suggested here. I do have access to a big drum sander. My concern was that the slabs would break apart when I get them that thin. Guess I can try it out and see how it goes. The Lumber Shack in Iowa has quite a few walnut slabs and on the site you can filter them by thickness and size. I was able to purchase a 4’6” slab thats 9/16ths of an inch thick. I will report back once I receive it.

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#4 posted 224 days ago

Sy, what is a lurker?

-- 2014 will be a different year...at least for me it will.

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syount

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#5 posted 224 days ago

Lurker: Someone who reads, but never posts.

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