Workbench Slabs - taking census on who many are interested in

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DannysBoy

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Connor
For lack of desire to go into detail, I work in [wooden] slab production m-f.

PM if you have interest in a BENCH TOP slab only. Dog holes bored, vice cut outs and reliefs underneath if desired. NOT undercarriage built, no vises included.

Slab only.

Solid white hickory, or hard maple, or oak etc etc. Your choice.

Edge grain style, continuous planks, no splines or butt joints.
 

cstandi1

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chase
Sorry about that I guess I need to proofread better. I meant 2 slabs at 12" wide, 6' long, and 4" thick our of maple?
 

nn4jw

Jim
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What woiuld be a ballpark figure for a 2ft x 6 ft x 3" thick plain hard maple bench top slab with no holes or cutouts?
 

KenOfCary

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Ken
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What woiuld be a ballpark figure for a 2ft x 6 ft x 3" thick plain hard maple bench top slab with no holes or cutouts?
Ditto that question and also 8 foot by 2 foot x 3" thick. And how dry would it be. Based on the description, we're talking about a laminated top and not a solid slab. How wide are the individual pieces glued together to make the laminate?
 

DannysBoy

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Connor
Also Ken, the lumber is completely kiln dried. I mill the maple down when it's between 6 and 7% though I can gladly check for you in the morning.
 

TENdriver

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TENdriver
Connor, FWIW It would be very helpful if you posted a price for what Ken asked about. Some of us are quietly lurking and waiting on an answer before we jump in.

The size he asked about is pretty much a sweet spot for many benchtop s.
 

MikeH

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Mike
Connor,
I sent you a pm. This looks like a great opportunity. Can you possibly post some production pics for us to look at?
 

DannysBoy

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Connor
So just heads up everyone, I'm just trying to get a general idea of what people are looking for. As I'm looking into it personally, I am leaning more towards slabs only, or slabs plus dog holes, NOT reliefes for vises and whatnot. Too much trouble.

Right now we've got a MASS over stock of hickory sapwood. So, paper white to golden, much harder, much heavier than maple. That's what my bench is made out of and I can't make a dent in it.

Long story short hickory is less than maple per sqft of top currently.

I'm trying to work out a system with the big boss where it is worth it to everyone. Him, me, you. He makes money, I cna make a couple bucks and you can get a workbench slab for far cheaper per sqft than we sell out products for.

ex - to buy a glued, planed, sanded rectangular slab of edge grain maple, 3" thick from the company outright, is $90 per sqft

I'm trying to bring that number down as much as possible. So everyone can win. I built a workbench out of scrap for my father late last year and he's gotten such good feedback from some of the guys on here who have stopped by his house, I figured why not see if anyone else on NCWW might be interested.

Bare with me, we will get it done fellas
 

Jeff

Jeff
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Connor,
I sent you a pm. This looks like a great opportunity. Can you possibly post some production pics for us to look at?
Mike, look at post #12 for a few pics. Maybe Connor will post a few more too.
 

cstandi1

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chase
I'd be more than happy with hickory if it is a good price. Since you have access to large stock would it be possible to also purchase some hickory stock for the base even if you can't process it?
 

DannysBoy

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Connor
20170328_141811.jpg this is edge grain calico hickory, only 7/4 thick, but its something out in the shop at the moment. the ones i'm proposig would be all white
 
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