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Saving Live Edge Slabs for Projects
« on: February 15, 2019, 08:49:14 PM »
We saved some Red Oak live edge slabs as narrow as 4 inches.
The walls, corner molding and and other applications turned out pretty nice
on this Outhouse. All the slabs were sawn 3/4 inch think.

This was a little challenging building since each slab fit a different way.
Having a band mill is speeds things up vs. using a skill saw.

I scorched the wood after completion and soaked it 3 times on 50/50 diesel and burnt motor oil.
Remember.....scorch it FIRST then spray with oil.  :)

 

 

 

 

     
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Re: Saving Live Edge Slabs for Projects
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2019, 08:51:57 PM »
That looks great!!!
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Re: Saving Live Edge Slabs for Projects
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2019, 09:03:46 PM »
Purtyst crapper Ive ever seen! Burn before the flammable finish you say?? I see no fun in that!

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Re: Saving Live Edge Slabs for Projects
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2019, 09:16:27 PM »
It's good to see you back creating those multi-$GU masterpieces.  thumbs-up
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Re: Saving Live Edge Slabs for Projects
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2019, 09:18:41 PM »
Looks Gorgeous!!!  How many SGU?
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« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2019, 09:23:57 PM »
They go from $1000 to $2500.
This one was $1800.
The floor will come out and it will be a well cover.
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« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2019, 09:34:22 PM »
Fantastic. 
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« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2019, 09:55:13 PM »
They go from $1000 to $2500.
This one was $1800.
The floor will come out and it will be a well cover.
That could be really, really, bad if someone gets confused!!!  
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Re: Saving Live Edge Slabs for Projects
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2019, 10:05:52 PM »
POSTON, 

That looks absolutely fantastic! You are hands down the master of the outhouse. You got me thinking I need to put a few of those together this spring.
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Re: Saving Live Edge Slabs for Projects
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2019, 10:27:32 PM »
That is one beautiful  outhouse love it.
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« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2019, 11:11:01 PM »
Any mini versions for a mailbox?

I would be very interested however local kids may leave presents :)
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Re: Saving Live Edge Slabs for Projects
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2019, 11:33:28 PM »
Looks great.
If you sprayed it before torching it, it would change your definition of torching, and most likely would not sell well.
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« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2019, 11:44:33 PM »
Shipping costs would be reduced though.... ;D
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Re: Saving Live Edge Slabs for Projects
« Reply #13 on: February 16, 2019, 07:38:22 AM »
It would have a darker, more charcoal color,  too. 
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Re: Saving Live Edge Slabs for Projects
« Reply #14 on: February 16, 2019, 12:45:49 PM »
I think Poston Widehead should to sponsor a "Outhouse Project" at his place to show us how to fit live edges.  Nice Job

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« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2019, 02:24:32 PM »
I used to live in the basement of one   Of these.....
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Re: Saving Live Edge Slabs for Projects
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2019, 09:56:13 AM »
PH, that thing is fantastic. We've got a bear camp that needs a new 
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I think I'll give that a go. The blade chatter will work great, it'll blend right in with the bear scratchings.  fudd-smiley
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Re: Saving Live Edge Slabs for Projects
« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2019, 03:56:38 PM »
Well done David!  

I envy your artistic skills.  You have a real talent.
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« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2019, 04:21:01 PM »
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