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Attn: Aussie craftsmen - Tasmanian Oak query

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Hi folks.
As some of you may know/remember, I'm building a round dining table with x-legs.
I'm going to use Tasmanian Oak for the legs, and probably a beech top.

The Tassie oak I've gotten are lengths of 2-ply laminate. I've never worked with this wood before, are there any tricks or things I should know before I get started?

I'll be cutting half lap joints for the main joinery. I'm hoping it'll be relatively stable and I plan to use clear poly to seal it once I've got it all cut and assembled.

If anyone has any suggestions or tips, I'd love to hear them.

For our overseas friends, Tasmanian Oak is a hardwood variety taken from 3 Eucalyptus varietals, fairly light colour with some pleasant grain characteristics (to my mind).

I was originally going to use pine, but after discussing with my designer (wife), the plans have changed a little ;)


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Steve that is sure pretty wood. does the reddish coloration go to brown when it is finished? In any event the grain is nice no matter what color it turns. Show pictures of your progress.
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