What to do with 16/4 black walnut slab?

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11-04-2013 01:48 AM

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I have had a piece of live edge 16/4 black walnut air drying for 2 years. I know that it will take quite a bit more time to complete drying but I need suggestions/ideas on what to do with it after it is dried. Dimensions are 8’ x 20” x 4” thick Pennsylvania black walnut

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#1 posted 11-04-2013 01:58 AM

Just keep “gloating” for another 2yr… ;-)

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#2 posted 11-04-2013 02:09 AM


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#3 posted 11-04-2013 02:23 AM

I’d do a table with the legs like the right leg on this piece. 5 foot table with 18 inch legs.

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#4 posted 11-04-2013 02:32 AM

Sounds like a number of nice bowl blanks in there to me, with plenty left over for other projects.


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#5 posted 11-04-2013 02:44 AM

I would “build” a table, not “do” a table. Just sayin’.

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#6 posted 11-04-2013 02:54 AM

You could resaw it into 1/8” boards and use them for shims..just kidding. Sit on it and wait until you think of something. The good thing is you have some time so let the ideas come.

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#7 posted 11-04-2013 03:22 AM

Send it to me….... ; )

Sorry, I couldn’t resist

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#8 posted 11-04-2013 03:38 AM

Slab table with contrasting butterflies on cracks/knots. Maybe turquoise inlay in some interior cracks, too. Always my favorite use of walnut slabs.

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#9 posted 11-04-2013 04:29 AM

I like CharlesA’s reply.

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#10 posted 11-04-2013 12:12 PM

How about posting an image of this slab for all of us to drool over? Are both sides decent live edges?

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#11 posted 11-04-2013 01:16 PM

Four inches is too thick for anything that would look good. Have it resawn for a book matched dining table top.

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#12 posted 11-04-2013 01:41 PM

I’m with Clint…perfect size to bookmatch and make a table.

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#13 posted 11-04-2013 01:42 PM

Don’t cut it up whatever you do! 4/4 is available all day long, bowl blanks wouldn’t be worth it either. A good piece that size doesn’t come along too often and you’ll only make it worth less by cutting it into anything smaller.

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#14 posted 11-06-2013 12:40 PM

I suggest you send it to me here in Norway, otherwise I like CharlesA’s suggestion.

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#15 posted 11-06-2013 12:44 PM

+1 to the Resaw.

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