A friend provided the walnut log we are using for Slab Skins, a thin slab project we’re working on. I first rolled the log to present the plane I wanted to cut. This required log tongs, a snatch block, a chain and a winch. After the first cut, we changed the blade so we wouldn’t have to worry about it becoming too dull. Cutting was done perpendicular to the tree crotch. When finished slicing, we had 37 slabs of 1/2″ thickness. The slabs were then dried, belt sanded, and laminated to plywood.
- We changed the blade after the first cut so as not to worry about it becoming dull.
- By the end, we had cut the log into 37 slabs of 1/2? thickness.
- Afterwards, the slabs were dried, cleaned up with a belt sander, and laminated to plywood.
“This walnut log came from my friend, Eric, who I’ve been working with on this thin slab concept that we’re calling Slab Skins.”