Starting on the desktop

I started working on the first of two live edge Chinese Pistache (Pistachia Chinensis) slabs that will be the 8ft x 3ft desktop for my office.  While I like the bark on the live edge, I don’t like it enough to keep it on the front edge of the desktop.  Instead of cutting it off or grinding it off like the guy I bought the wood told e to do.  I used a Shinto rasp to get the bulk of the bark off and some of the rotted wood behind it.  And in the process discovered a slew of worm holes – thankfully empty.  See the photos below.

 

 

 

The next stop is using some Kannas to start to smooth some of the edges but not all.

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