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    Default Largest Red Cedar Slabs in existance that we know about

    We processed the old dead cedar log today.

    Got slabs up to 1.9 metres wide in some sections and 3 to 4.5metres long, quite few around 1.5+

    I will never see slabs of this size again in my lifetime....... then again I am getting on a bit.....

    The pictures tell (part) of the story

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    Very impressive indeed, I am sure you are going to be sought after for these. I wish like many others I had access to them.
    Regards Rod.
    Rod Gilbert.

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    That's amazing!

    I'd love to come down and have a look at them just to be amazed.

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    Beautiful. Does this mean a new table at the Ward residence at some point in the future? Got to keep a souvenir somehow... I screwed up a few years back, cut a real special one and sold the whole lot ( albeit at a price that reflected what they were). Been kicking myself ever since, for I doubt I'll ever see anything like it again

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    Niiiiiiiiiicccccceeeeee
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    Pic #4 is insane, would love to see what that turns into.

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    How many thousands could you charge for each slab?

    You'd need a pretty flash looking place to make a slab table look like it fits in.

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    Drool
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    Awesome. How old would that tree have been?

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    Just got a price for 250*50 cedar $129 Lm
    The person who never made a mistake never made anything

    Cheers
    Ray

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    A Musical song comes to mind right now "If I were a Rich Man"

    I'd build a houseful of furniture starting with an oval extendible dinning table.

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    I guess my 2.4m diameter log doesn't count as we had to rip a .900 wing off it to fit it through the 1.540 band saw. Couldn't bring myself to use the Lucas with such a wide curf.

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    I would not be shocked to learn those are the widest EVER seen. I mean, imagine trying to saw those in a pit saw. Just would have been near impossible and old timey sawyers would be unlikely to felt the need to make slab boards like that.

    Fantastic photos. Thanks.

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    Unbelievable. How does one dry out those huge chunks, trying to ensure that they won't cup?

    Lay out on a flat surface, all together with cleats between, a huge 25mm thick steel plate, then park your semi trailer on top?

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    Real nice stuff !!

    Id just like to experience the smell of being near that when its cut!

    Rob

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