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Making a book matched live edge canadian black walnut coffee table

I’m using my band saw to re-saw a 2’’ thick piece of Canadian black walnut into 2 boards. What resaw means is that you cut a board typically on a bandsaw, that has already been made into rough lumber into 2 or more boards of a thinner thickness. By doing this i'm able to book match the grain for a table top or drawers.

This is a live edge board that measures about 17’’ at it’s widest part, I’ve already squared up the board which means taking a rough cut piece of wood that may have a cup or twist and no 90 degree edges.

I then set the fence on my bandsaw to the width I want, clamp on my feather board that helps hold the board square to the fence.

I plan on using the resawn boards for a solid walnut maloof inspired coffee table, I’ve never done this coffee table base with a live edge so I’m really excited to see how this turns out.

I'm using a 1/2'' 3tpi bandsaw blade from:

R&D Bandsaws. 42 Regan Road, Unit 18. Brampton, Ontario, L7A 1B4. Canada. Info: (905) 840-0399. Fax: (905) 840-4398. E-mail: info@tufftooth.com

In the wood shop #3 - rocking chair - cafe table - low back chair - rocking chair

Today I’m working on a solid walnut coffee table, cafe table, low back chair and rocking chair all built in the maloof style of joinery and sculpting.

I’m walking through my shop located in Acton, Ontario, Canada, describing what i’m working on, my pieces are built in the maloof style so lot’s of sculpting and sanding (-:

Very strong dowel and tongue and groove joints.

Thanks for having a look!





How to fill knot hole with epoxy resin

In this video I’m showing how I fill a knot hole with 5 minute epoxy resin coloured with the sawdust of the wood for a close match.