Woodpeckers Slab Flattening Mill

Woodpeckers Slab Flattening Mill
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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 new Slab Flattening Mill makes it simple to use your router to flatten and thickness slabs right in your own shop faster and easier than you ever thought possible.

Woodpeckers Slab Flattening Mill

Extended Slab Flattening Mill

SKU: SLBFLTXL

Expected Ship Date: 07/17/2019

Extended Slab Flattener Mill. Includes (4) 72" rails, (2) 48" rails, (1) router sled, (4) Slab Clamping Dogs and all assembly hardware. Does not include plywood or MDF base. Made in USA.

$999.99
Woodpeckers Slab Flattening Mill

Basic Slab Flattening Mill

SKU: SLBFLT

Expected Ship Date: 07/17/2019

Basic Slab Flattening Mill. Includes (2) 72" rails, (2) 48" cross rails, (1) router sled, (4) Slab Clamping Dogs and all assembly hardware. Does not include plywood or MDF base. Made in USA.

$799.99
Woodpeckers Slab Flattening Mill

Slab Flattening Mill - 2x4 Capacity

SKU: SLBFLT-2X4

Expected Ship Date: 07/17/2019

Basic Slab Flattening Mill. Includes (2) 64" rails, (2) 33.25" cross rails, (1) router sled, (4) Slab Clamping Dogs and all assembly hardware. Does not include plywood or MDF base. Made in USA.

$549.99
Woodpeckers Slab Flattening Mill

Slab Flattening Mill - 2x2 Capacity

SKU: SLBFLT-2X2

Expected Ship Date: 07/19/2019

Basic Slab Flattening Mill. Includes (2) 39.5" rails, (2) 33.25" cross rails, (1) router sled, (4) Slab Clamping Dogs and all assembly hardware. Does not include plywood or MDF base. Made in USA.

$499.99
Woodpeckers Slab Flattening Mill

Slab Flattening Mill Extension Kit

SKU: SLBFLT-EXT

Expected Ship Date: 07/17/2019

Made in USA.

$249.99
Woodpeckers Slab Flattening Mill

Slab Flattening Mill Dust Collection Shroud

SKU: SLBFLT-DCS

$99.99
Woodpeckers Slab Flattening Mill

Slab Clamping Dogs (4-pack)

SKU: SLBFLT-CD4

Includes four steel Slab Clamping Dogs. Made in USA.

$14.99
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SLAB FLATTENING MILL

Woodpeckers Slab Flattening Mill guides your router over your slab in a controlled plane. Since you’re using a router instead of a planer-style cutterhead, tear-out is minimal…the surface will only need light sanding afterwards. The Slab Flattening Mill starts with two aluminum extrusions. The inverted “V” shape of these main rails sheds sawdust and provides a solid base for the mating extrusion. The second extrusion fits over the inverted “V” and glides on UHMW polyethylene runners. Simply mount the mill to any flat and level work surface…even a sheet of MDF on a pair of sawhorses. When you’re done, the modular design stores conveniently.

We now offer the Slab Flattening Mill in 4 sizes to accommodate the needs of every slab woodworker. If you’re tight on shop space and are planning to do end-grain cutting boards and end table sized slabs, our smallest Slab Flattening Mill will handle work up to 24" x 24". If you need more length, there’s the 24" x 48". The Basic Slab Flattening Mill accommodates slabs up to 38” x 57”. The Extended Slab Flattening Mill adds an additional pair of 72" rails that can either replace the cross rails to increase width, or connect with the base rails to extend length. The capacity grows to either 62” x 105” or 38” x 129”. These huge capacities are great…when you need them. Remember, though, you can always mount the rails closer together when it suits your project. See the chart in the photos for a guide to all the maximum size configurations.

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. You’ll get done sooner if you stick to a large diameter spoil board style bit. We’ve done some of the shopping for you and offer a couple of suggested router bits. One is an economical brazed carbide bit from Whiteside. The second one, from Amana, features reversible/replaceable carbide inserts so you can always have sharp edges.

This process produces lots of shavings. Our new optional dust collection port bolts to the carriage and rides along right beside the exit point of the shavings. It works with either shop vacuums or larger dust collectors. A brush surrounds the pick-up area, trapping the shavings equally well on smooth or uneven slab surfaces. Mounts to the carriage with 6 simple screws, replacing the carriage end-stops. This will retro-fit to any Woodpeckers Slab Flattening Mill, regardless of when you bought it.

Don’t put off that natural edge project you’ve been dreaming about any longer. Order your Woodpeckers Slab Flattening Mill today! 

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Country of Manufacture United States
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