Have sorely been missing inspiration and interaction from friends at LJ! Have taken out entire kitchen subfloor
replaced it, laid new vinyl, and painted. This wasnt a “want-to” but a “have-to”. So today I l got outside 30 degree temp., found the worst piece of my grandfather’s walnut, a 1×4x8’. Tried clamping it to workbench and realized how cupped/bowed it was. There was a knot in the center midway of board that had fallen out.
Put brand new CMT blade on circular saw, cut before bad spot and after it…about 6’’ total. Observed ends of newly exposed lumber and almost fell out. I cant tell you how beautiful and HARD newly exposed grain is! Took shortest piece, clamped to workbench, made one pass with elec. planer(set planer on 1/8”) and next door neighbor came out to see why I was jumping and hollering. Beautiful!!!!! After 60-70 years this lumber with heavy sawmill blade marks revealed its true nature and it humbled me. I am not qualified to to deal with this lumber if this is representative. Have decided to get this CAMERA of mine to work (again its the operator)
and document this endeavor. The wood is HARD and BEAUTIFUL and I wish a couple of yall were here to advise me! Woodnut? Doug?
-- "Do what you can, where you're at, with what you've got." Theodore Roosevelt