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Details: The hottest trend in interior design these days is live edge slab table tops. And, why not? The natural curves of the trunk give an organic feel. The crazy grain patterns in crotches and burls are eye-catching. Even cracks that would have sent lumber to the burn pile just a few years ago are being controlled and enhanced with butterfly patches and epoxy inlays. However, slabs present some challenges in the shop. Overall width and weird grain changes make the use of a jointer and thickness planer impractical if not impossible. Woodpeckers Slab Flattening Mill (along with your router) lets you accurately and easily flatten oddly shaped and oversized slabs right in your own shop. Since you’re using a router instead of a planer-style cutterhead, tear-out is minimal…the surface will only need light sanding afterwards. Woodpeckers Slab Flattening Mill starts with two aluminum extrusions. The inverted “V” shape of the main rail sheds sawdust and provides a solid base for the mating extrusion, which fits over the inverted “V” and glides on UHMW polyethylene runners. You can mount the mill to any flat and level work surface in just a few minutes…even a sheet of MDF on a simple pair of sawhorses. When you’re done, the modular design stores conveniently. The Deluxe Slab Flattening Mill accommodates slabs 38” by 57”. Extension rails available. While expanded capacity is great, you’ll also appreciate that the whole assembly can be condensed down to work on cutting board and end table sized projects without reaching across a vast stretch of unused space. Using the Slab Flattening Mill is as easy as sliding your router across the slab and back, moving over a little less than the width of your cutter and repeating until you’re done. It works best with a variable speed router of 2 horsepower or more and spoilboard router bits. Both Sold Separately.