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Bob Babcock

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2562 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: big bubinga slab wood

I found this while browsing the Berkshire blog.

Talk about Pavlov’s dogs….my heart started racing and I drooled on my keyboard!

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org


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Douglas Bordner

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#1 posted 2562 days ago

They have one about half that size (without the wane edges) in the back shop at my local woodworking supplier (Midwest Woodworkers also home to the “Wood is Good” brand of Urethane headed mallets). Same Pavlovian response undiminished despite the smaller size.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Dorje

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#2 posted 2562 days ago

Holy mackerel! What would you do with that Bob?

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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Bob #2

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#3 posted 2562 days ago

‘Holy mackerel! What would you do with that Bob?
—Dorje (pronounced “door-jay”), Seattle, WA”

Maybe pens?
Or maybe a slab table?

bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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MsDebbieP

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#4 posted 2562 days ago

that’s one heck of a lot of pens!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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frank

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#5 posted 2562 days ago

Hi Bob;
—-what about a conference table in one of those high rise top corner offices in downtown Manhattan. Which do you do first, find the wood or find the client….in my case I usually first find the wood and then market for a client//buyer. Looks like about 14’ long and 4’ wide, like the ‘other’ Bob said; nice slab table. Would also look nice in one of those large Adirondack camps in upper NY.

GODSPEED,
Frank

-- --frank, NH, http://rusticwoodart.tumblr.com/

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WayneC

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#6 posted 2561 days ago

That not too many Pens. At the rate Mot is going he would be through it in a week or two.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Bob Babcock

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#7 posted 2561 days ago

Tongue depressor for the Jolly Green Giant?

Wouldn’t that make a beautiful table. I see it as a grand table in a hunting lodge….....OMG….OK I suddenly had an idea. Some of you may have seen the post where I talked about my brothers best friend. Who happens to be building a dream house/hunting lodge on the Columbia River, 1000 acres and almost 3 miles of frontage. I wonder if he would be interested? What a project! I think I’d need some help. Just rigging that into place would be a chore.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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Bob #2

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#8 posted 2561 days ago

Bob, I remember somebody working a huge slab like this from an English tree trunk imported a few months back. I cant remember the species but I do remember that they had a huge surfacer set up to handle it.

I will do some digging and try to get the info for you.

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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Napaman

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#9 posted 2561 days ago

hey how do you really know this is for real—-I wouldnt trust this photo…the man standing in the photo is really a hobbit…so the wood is really only 6 feet by 3 feet…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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scottb

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#10 posted 2561 days ago

you can’t cut up something that big – you’ve gotta make a big table!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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Karson

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#11 posted 2561 days ago

How many Thorsen tables could you make out of that?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Bob Babcock

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#12 posted 2560 days ago

And they have lots of slabs like this!
http://www.berkproducts.com/mf1049a37.htm
http://www.berkproducts.com/ib1053.htm
http://www.berkproducts.com/bm1062.htm
I’m shocked this Zebrawood seems cheap for the size.
http://www.berkshireproducts.com/ib1046.htm

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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Aubster

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#13 posted 2560 days ago

Are you aloud to show stuff like that on the internet? They should have a woodworker censor on that.

-- A man who moves mountains starts one stone at a time.

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