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Slab Tables

Slab Tables

This woodturner may have been bitten by the flat-boarder bug. That is to say, I actually enjoyed making something flat without the lathe. I had no intention of disrupting a lifelong journey of being a well-rounded turner. But I may have found another interest of which I could offer equal passion. Live edge slab tables. I bought two 8’ by roughly 15” slabs from the Tree House Hardwoods. One was a straight walnut board with waning along both edges. The other was a crotch maple with some gravely looking deadwood and mediocre color. They were affordable and were just right...

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Roucheleau Family Tree

Roucheleau Family Tree

I recently completed a wonderful project for the Roucheleau family. They took down a butternut tree from their family camp in Vershire, VT. Two 8' logs arrived at my shop loaded inside a horse trailer. We dragged the logs out and I started carving the next day. The logs were without bark and appeared worn and not of much value. I used the chainsaw to rough out a couple bowl blanks. I chucked the wood onto my Powermatic 3520b with a Oneway Big Bite, sharpened my heavy 3/4" bowl gouge and went to town on the first piece. What a...

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