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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-31-2017, 06:39 AM Thread Starter
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This little beauty just arrived Looking forward to starting work with it, but it needs a couple of weeks indoors to acclimatise first.
It's going to make the tops for a set of end tables for my sister. Regretably she doesn't want the live edge so I'm going to have to trim it off That'll leave me with some small but beautiful bits of burr, I'll have to think up something to do with those.
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Nice looking piece of wood!

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That's going to be pretty nice, Andy. What style table(s)?

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That's going to be pretty nice, Andy. What style table(s)?
They're going to be nesting tables and I've got some 1x3 ash to make some simple frames, something along the lines of the drawing below.
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Nice piece of wood Andy. I had a largish fork break off a Siberian elm I have so I took it and cut it into the straightest pieces I could and squared it up. The wood is very nice with a beautiful red color. I'm not sure now why so few people use elm for projects.

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I see a face on it---- KOOL
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That's a fine-looking slab of elm. With careful planning I am sure you will make the most of it!

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look forward to the finished project photos.

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Andy you might be able to trim the live edges wide enough to save and glue up with maybe some narrow straight edged pieces to make some live edge tops or shelves.
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