Nonsai Forest Slab Display




The base is Cumaru, also known as Brazilian Teak.
It is about 3 times as dense as some Oak.
I set the blade on my table saw at a 45 degree angle and nibbled up to the oval line.


I flipped it over and after using the brutal Carbide Cups tool, I tried the Dragon Files
but they cut too slowly into this uberdense wood,
so I took it to the bench belt sander and some 36 grit.


I discovered a knot and crack after removing some material but decided to continue using this stock.


I spent a long time removing gouges & shaping with a piece of 80 grit sandpaper & then 120 grit.


I then took it through 220, 360, 600, 800, 1500 & 2500 grit sanding sessions.


I scribbled on it with a chunk of Beeswax & rubbed it in with a cloth.


I sanded a small piece of Cumaru and secured it under the piece of steel that supports the forest slab.


I drilled a hole in that piece & in the base & then I cut a length of Titanium rod & popped it all together.
Three different lengths of Titanium are included for different effects.

















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