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Chainsaw oak burl table questions

Discussion in 'Wood Carving & Turning' started by schmauster, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. schmauster

    schmauster Secret ArboristSite Operative

    Feb 13, 2016
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    Hi guys, im going to post this in the milling area too, not too sure where to put this post.

    I cut a big slab off a burled oak that ive been turning into firewood, the family is artsy and crafty so they saw the instant potential. We have made tables with resin before but it was from already finished tables.

    The question is... What has to be done to an oak burl slab to be ready to seal? Worried about cleaning up the chainsaw texture and the drying process. The tree had rotted in areas and fell over, the wood is wet and splitting in exposed areas. I think its a black oak.

    As i know the process I will be cutting slabs off, using an electric planer and then a sanding belt in progressively lighter stages and finishing up with hand sanding. I dont mind buying the electric hand planer and a belt sander but what else am I missing?

    Thank you



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