that is so cool, I just realized that's probably you at your home, thought it was a mill originally from my phone
we had so many maple and oak trees come down in the rear wooded area during Sandy and always wished I could have done some with it instead of firewood
It's on! Worked up a design using Google Sketchup based on a pic that Chris sent me.
In a serendipitous (look it up, meatheads) twist, I got a message from forum member PRus about a source of Walnut slabs up in Branchville. Called the lady and went up there to have a look. Nice wood with a story to go with it.
They're around 7-8' long, 18-24" wide, and 2.5" thick. They'll need to sit in the shop for a bit to get the moisture content down. They were at 12% when I got them, already at 10%, but need to get down to 8% before using.
Closeup of grain after light sanding and wetted down with some mineral spirits. I love Walnut. We'll be using only the dark heartwood, not the lighter colored sapwood.
Sawing up the slabs with the tracksaw. It's a really good application for this tool. You can't easily push a slab through the table saw because it doesn't have a good edge to go up against the fence. View attachment 43443
After that, they go to the jointer, the thickness planer and the table saw to square up the edges. View attachment 43444
Not yet. But itching to get some. Don't have a Walnut project in the pipeline and it would just go into inventory.
"Maybe I can pick up a couple, join them together and place them on the Glass trail "! @Frank
For the top, the long boards are biscuited. The breadboard ends are attached with Dominos (9 per end). The 3 middle Dominos are glued on both ends, and the others are glued on one end and left loose on the other. The mortises for the loose ends are also bored wider so there's a little float to allow for seasonal movement.