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    Moving Wood across the yard.

    So this is what I did today. Now I know for you guys this is nothing. Nothing! I'm sure Larry or Vaughn could do it with their eyes closed and one hand and one foot tied behind their backs. But for me, this was not an easy task.

    I moved these. I put an empty pop can on top for scale. Tomorrow they go in the shop. (just a few feet)

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    Maybe 200' uphill across the yard. Took me about half an hour to figure out how to do it myself after Plan A didn't work (rolling them).

    I used these:

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    You need a truck, or a garden tractor with a little cart...
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    what I really need is a hot tub.
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    Now we just need to figure out what you have planned for them....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brent Dowell View Post
    Now we just need to figure out what you have planned for them....
    A "Go" table/board. My son plays competitively. A traditional floor table/board is about 17" X 17" X about 12" high. + feet. It's made out of a solid block of wood (usually some rare Japanese wood) somewhat hollowed out underneath. Don't worry, you'll all be holding my hand.
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    Well, I'm no expert, but I'm thinking those slabs will need to be aged for a while to dry out before you can use them. As they are they will probably crack and split pretty quickly...

    You may want to get some advice from the experts on what to do, but at a minimum, I'd suggest doing whatever you can to prevent them from starting to dry out...
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    Moving Wood across the yard.

    Good job Cynthia. I was thinking the same as Brent about the tractor & cart.

    Brent, I think she already painted the slabs ends with some old latex paint, if I am correct, Cynthia?

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    Ah yes. The ones in the background

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynthia White View Post
    I'm sure Larry or Vaughn could do it with their eyes closed and one hand and one foot tied behind their backs.
    I'd give a dollar and a half to watch that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cynthia White View Post
    ...I'm sure Larry or Vaughn could do it with their eyes closed and one hand and one foot tied behind their backs. But for me, this was not an easy task...
    I can't speak for Larry, but in my case the eyes closed and hand tied is workable, but when I have the foot tied too, I tend to scrape my knee a lot. I laughed out loud at your last photo, though.

    I think Brent's right...it's going to take a while for the wood to dry and stabilize. there's a good chance that the whole-slice "cookies" will want to crack, regardless of what you use to coat the exposed wood. Sealing it will potentially help reduce and amount of cracking, but you should probably expect cracks at least to some extent. Not a real big thing, though. Chances are, the cracks could be filled with epoxy as part of the finishing process.
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