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Using a Live Oak Trunk
« on: April 30, 2021, 03:14:34 PM »
Hello everyone, new to the group. Might as well show off my amateur work.



 

 

 

 

 

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Re: Using a Live Oak Trunk
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2021, 03:55:54 PM »
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Re: Using a Live Oak Trunk
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2021, 10:22:00 AM »
Whats the black strip down the middle made out of?
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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2021, 10:58:06 AM »
It's a countersunk espresso stained oak veneer strip.

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Re: Using a Live Oak Trunk
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2021, 01:13:22 PM »
How many years did you dry that?  Air dry or kiln?
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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2021, 10:44:14 AM »
How many years did you dry that?  Air dry or kiln?
I air dried it in my detached garage / workshop (which gets over 120 degrees) for about 9 months with weights on it.

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Re: Using a Live Oak Trunk
« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2021, 04:30:09 PM »
looks cool, is the veneer strip holding up ok?  I assume any crack in the slab would transfer through the veneer.  
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Re: Using a Live Oak Trunk
« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2021, 10:22:45 PM »
Congratulations, a lot went into that table.  I am also interested in the strip and imagine that it is a way to reduce the splitting on the slab.  As awesome as that table is I'm betting most of this thread will be about that black line down the middle of it.
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Re: Using a Live Oak Trunk
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2021, 05:59:53 AM »
First off welcome to the forum. 
What did you use to cut the slab?
Than plane/sand it?
Looks good!!!
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Re: Using a Live Oak Trunk
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2021, 06:56:57 AM »
Beauty. I hope to do tables like this once my mill arrives. What did you use on it for finish product? Stained or oiled then clear expoxy? 
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« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2021, 04:14:10 PM »
Beauty. I hope to do tables like this once my mill arrives. What did you use on it for finish product? Stained or oiled then clear expoxy?
Thank you. I used clear epoxy.

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« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2021, 04:19:38 PM »
looks cool, is the veneer strip holding up ok?  I assume any crack in the slab would transfer through the veneer.  
Thank you, the veneer strip is holding up very will. The veneer strip actually covers a cut that I had to make to join the slab back together (the slab would not fit through my planer so I had to cut it in half). I used dowel pins, screws, and epoxy. Plus the table legs go across both pieces.

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« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2021, 04:24:16 PM »
First off welcome to the forum.
What did you use to cut the slab?
Than plane/sand it?
Looks good!!!
Thank you. To get the slab that was a mess job, I had to use a chain saw which made the slab super uneven. I have a WEN 14" band saw that I used to cut the slab in half so it fit into my planer.

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« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2021, 04:28:24 PM »
Congratulations, a lot went into that table.  I am also interested in the strip and imagine that it is a way to reduce the splitting on the slab.  As awesome as that table is I'm betting most of this thread will be about that black line down the middle of it.
Thank you, I put the veneer strip to hid the cut/rejoining that I made to fit the piece into the planer so I'm pretty positive there wont be any splitting there.

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Re: Using a Live Oak Trunk
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2021, 04:46:47 PM »
Nice table. Its good for a man to put his feet up on something he made.
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Re: Using a Live Oak Trunk
« Reply #15 on: June 08, 2021, 10:22:27 AM »
MesquiteSawer, Welcome to the Forum!  

ReechP,  Is the veneer a thin strip as like used to edge plywood or something thicker dadoed into the top?

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Re: Using a Live Oak Trunk
« Reply #16 on: June 08, 2021, 11:35:34 AM »
MesquiteSawer, Welcome to the Forum!  

ReechP,  Is the veneer a thin strip as like used to edge plywood or something thicker dadoed into the top?
Its only a couple of mm thick and it comes in a roll.

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Re: Using a Live Oak Trunk
« Reply #17 on: June 08, 2021, 12:26:21 PM »
Thank you ReechP.  I love downloading all of the useful information that is posted on this forum. I started reading this forum 20 years ago but life got in the way of buying a sawmill. I am back at the ranch now and have slowed down somewhat with two children grown and the youngest daughter in middle school. I run a brush recycling business here at the ranch. People pay me to drop off trees (mostly branches but some logs) and brush. I am looking at swingmills with slabber attachment.
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Re: Using a Live Oak Trunk
« Reply #18 on: July 15, 2021, 09:42:23 PM »
Very nice work. Amazing what you did with what most consider waste or firewood. You brought out its beauty
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