I did a little horse trading and was able to obtain one of Larry's outstanding walnut slabs. It's destined to become a coffee table for the living room. I've started building a slab flattening jig to use with a router. Here's a few pictures of what I've got done so far. I've got the sled part mostly finished. In the second picture I just noticed I have the end on upside down. I got the idea from Nick Offerman in an article he did for fine woodworking. I'll have a few questions as I go along. I forgot to add the base plate that I made using 3/8" lexan.