OT. Huge oak slabs and book matched walnut

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    Major wood score today!! 7 monster oak slabs and a huge piece of book matched walnut!! Coffee table anyone?
     

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    Stunning!!! And your plans with this goldmine?
     
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    Tables, tables, and more tables!! Im daydreaming about leg configurations. I going to try and only use mortise and tenon joinery ....cant wait
     
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    I planed one of these slabs . Level on both sides and still over 2 thick
     

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    Holy Cow! What size planer did you have to mill those bad boys!!
     
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    Id rip it down the middle take out the split then put it back together
     
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    I have friend who does custom moldings. He let me use his planer for this project.
     
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    I decided to fix them the old school way!!
     

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    That's cool I can dig the butterfly!
     
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    How much do big oak slabs like that cost ? when I redo my kitchen I would love to have that for countertops
     
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    Retail they are very expensive. I got these from a guy who is starting a lumber yard....he stored these wrong and they cupped and checked horribly. I already have a ton of hours in these....just getting them flat. I got them very cheap for that reason.
     
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    They are coming along ....
     

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