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Maple crotch slabs
« on: October 07, 2011, 08:18:40 PM »
I finished cutting this maple crotch over the past few days. In the last two pictures I wet the wood to show the figure/grain.










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Re: Maple crotch slabs
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2011, 08:29:35 PM »
So what are they destined for?
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Re: Maple crotch slabs
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2011, 09:22:43 PM »
32" is a wide cut, but it looks like I see bandsaw marks.  What did you slab them with? 
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Re: Maple crotch slabs
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2011, 06:07:30 AM »
WDH, they are destined for cash in my hand I hope! ;D I'll probably keep a couple and make a couple of coffee tables.

Magic, I cut them on an EZBoardwalk 40.

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Re: Maple crotch slabs
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2011, 05:09:50 PM »
Good work. I like seeing these cuts. I have a hard time cutting crotch wood for some reason.
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Re: Maple crotch slabs
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2011, 09:32:30 PM »
Darty...Great work. When you seal the ends of crotch slabs, seal the cut sides also, as they are end grain as well. It will reduce the mortality rate of your stock.
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Re: Maple crotch slabs
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2011, 01:23:18 PM »
Wow those are wide cuts!  I didn't think that the band mills could go that wide.  will be some nice table tops!
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