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    I can see a breakfast bar there, holes to hold the condiments built in.

    Better yet, holes to keep these from the dog, 🍩🍩🍩

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    Nice work Roger......

    We purchased a big piece of iron bark last year and had it slabbed, from memory it was slabbed 65mm thick. Hoping it cleans up to 50mm

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    The slab I cut today is 60mm thick. I hit it with a small orbital sander with a pretty fine paper & it cleaned up OK, so I think that with a decent belt sander I'll only lose about 3 or 4mm.
    It's also fairly dry already so I might try a bit thinner for the next few - I might also be able to lift them by myself then.
    Roger



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    [QUOTE=Tote;3054675]Sooo, all the wood gurus out there, I have this sitting on the farm drying out since 2018.

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    It's yellow box, I was planning to use it for firewood

    Worth slabbing?

    Absolutely !

    dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xtreme View Post
    The slab I cut today is 60mm thick. I hit it with a small orbital sander with a pretty fine paper & it cleaned up OK, so I think that with a decent belt sander I'll only lose about 3 or 4mm.
    It's also fairly dry already so I might try a bit thinner for the next few - I might also be able to lift them by myself then.
    Yes, the guy that cut ours was going to to 60 but I asked for 65 as we were not really going to gain much with the first and last pieces, o think there is a name for these pieces.

    Ours still had moisture therefore I suspect they have shrunk a bit.

    Iíll go out amd measure.

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    Measuring 62-63mm


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    What are your plans for it?
    Roger



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    Quote Originally Posted by Xtreme View Post
    What are your plans for it?
    Dunno....we brought the log spare of the moment

    ironbarks this size donít come up too often, figured we might use it our next house

    Problem is, its heavy, nearly 1T of slabs. Now way the bridge and I can lift a single slab by ourselves. We have t move it into storage in 12months time.

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    After cutting 1 1/2 slabs with the new chain, I sharpened it before making the third cut resulting in a slightly faster cut, less than a tank of fuel used and a much smoother finish. I'll be sharpening the chain after every cut in future.




    Surface using new chain on second cut.


    Surface on third cut after sharpening chain - this won't need much sanding to finish.
    Roger



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