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Success With Large Slabs

comments (3) June 4th, 2009 in Reader's Gallery

BetsyE Betsy Engel, contributor
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This piece was featured in FWW # 206, Success With Large Slabs, by Doug Mooberry and Michael Zuba. Chances are, you're used to shaping wood to fit the project, whether you're carving ball-and-claw feet or shaping molding on a router table. But when you work with a large slab, you have to turn that practice on its head. The slab shapes the project. The slab is the star. Turning these unique pieces of wood into furniture requires a special set of skills, from buying the slab to handling it safely to flattening it and shaping its edges.

Design or Plan used: Doug Mooberry and Michael Zuba

posted in: Reader's Gallery, table, bench

Comments (3)

kayak1009 kayak1009 writes: Can anyone provide a recommendation on how best to finish a piece like this?
Posted: 12:03 pm on July 31st

send1here send1here writes: Very nice.I Love to work with the natural shapes.
Posted: 9:47 am on June 10th

fullnelson fullnelson writes: Very nice. I'm currently working on a very large Cherry flitch. Large slabs are addictive to work with.
Posted: 2:48 pm on June 4th

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