I am trying to make a coffee table from a live edge slab of camphor laurel. I’ve used a belt sander and random orbital sander however I’ve not been able to get the timber level or flat. If I put a plate or serving platter it rocks. Does anyone know a technique for getting a slab like this level?
Do you have a router? You could always consider making yourself a router jig to level the slab?
Great to see you make your first post @jhodges. Welcome to the Workshop community. Feel free to post whenever you need a hand or have something to share.
Let me tag some of our keen woodworkers in the community for you to assist with this project.
i agree with noah,a router and sled jig.if youyou don't have a router,you can continue with the belt sander,lying a straight edge on the slab and making the high points ,then sandind them down,or use a plane.
This will be hard work but if you have a hand plane mark all high spots and plane them off. as pointed out hope the slab is well dried out