200+ year old oak slab

artwkNovember 7, 2011

A large number of old oak trees were cut down in this area, so I took the opportunity to cut of a slice of one in hopes of making a table...or whatever i wish. I think its white oak, but I am not very sure.

Its a big piece, weighs at least 200 lbs. I cut it off the the trunk with a hand saw. Its about 10 inches thick, so I am going to take some more slices off of that.

I figure when it dries, it will crack. Is there anything I can do to try and stop it? Is there anywhere I can take it to have it cut into thinner pieces? Cutting it by hand took some time, but i'd do it again.

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Jon1270
    Bookmark   November 8, 2011 at 8:29AM
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brickeyee

You can prevent cracking by treating the wood with PEG.

    Bookmark   November 8, 2011 at 9:07AM
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