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Live edge slab “dent” protection

I am finishing a live edge slab for a bathroom sink vanity countertop. The slab is absolutely perfect for the space, but had a chunk broken on the side of it. I sanded the chunk out as much as I can, ...
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What can be done to repair epoxy resin cast that cracked while curing?

I poured an epoxy river cast and it took off on me even when in a cool environment and with fans. I'm looking at fixes for this without chipping everything away.
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Transfer Measurement/Marking to a Live Edge

When working with a log with 2 or 3 square, flat sides and 1 or 2 live edges, what are some good ways to carry measurement markings from the flat sides onto the live edge? I am interested in marking ...
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Help with cracks in spalted maple

I'm making a spalted manitoba maple dining table. It ranges from 5 to 11 percent moisture so pretty dry. Each slab is 5 1/2 feet long 2 1/2 inches thick and between 20 and 21 inches wide. Now to the ...
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How to coat and finish a fresh cut end grain cookie stop it from drying/cracking? [duplicate]

First timer here (to forum and woodworking). I have two, 2" thick tree slices ("cookies") that have a diameter of around 20". I'm trying to turn them into end tables as a gift for ...
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Bar top with live edge slabs and 90 degree turn with live edge "round" at the corner

I am working with Eastern White Pine. I have 12' slabs, approximately 2.5" thick, with live edge and I am making a bar top. The final finish is planned to be clear epoxy. This is for a bar in an ...
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How do I repair winter/water damage and protect against future weathering problems?

Last year, I built my first piece of outdoor live-edge furniture: What are the potential issues with this bench design? and What should be done to treat decorative wood for outdoor use?. I expected ...
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cedar fireplace mantel

I am making a mantel from a piece of red cedar which has been cut flat on the bottom and top. I have scraped and removed the loose bark from the sides. I like the look of leaving some layers of of ...
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As an individual woodworker, how do you work with slabs that are too heavy to lift?

We are in the planning stages of building a new house that will include a 'workspace', which will be used primarily for woodworking (among other things). I would like to make sure I design this ...