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Blog entry by ChunkyC posted 10-19-2009 02:37 AM 2261 reads 0 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Still in the Truck
I found some walnut on Craig’s list and I picked it up today. Here is still in the truck waiting to meet it’s new home.

First break
I need to take 5 at this point.

Big chunk

Here is grand daddy of them all. This will make someone a very nice mantle some day.

Close up

Here’s a closeup of the grain on the massive Chunk.

The guy I got it from was a very nice gentleman. I expected to see an older, retired, man but he was probably in his earily 50’s. He said that he just didn’t have a planer and it was starting to go bad. I paid the guy the $200. Did I do ok? There’s some real nice pieces in there and some real nice pieces of fire wood too.

If you live close by and would like some turning blanks, there’s plenty!

Thanks for reading along.

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures: http://spadfest.rcspads.com/thumbnails.php?album=135



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ChunkyC

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#1 posted 10-19-2009 02:41 AM

Oh I meant to mention that he had it sawed up in 1975 so I’d say that it’s seasoned.

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures: http://spadfest.rcspads.com/thumbnails.php?album=135

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#2 posted 10-19-2009 02:43 AM

nice score bud, you lucky bastard!

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning!

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#3 posted 10-19-2009 02:45 AM

So when you headed east? If you do any turning at all, you have to make a trip this way! I have just a little bit and there’s a lot in there that’s only good for turning blanks.

cc

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures: http://spadfest.rcspads.com/thumbnails.php?album=135

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#4 posted 10-19-2009 03:35 AM

looks like about 50 cents a BF super bargain

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#5 posted 10-19-2009 03:52 AM

Kid in a candy store!! I just had to plane a piece and joint one edge. This piece has a check running through the middle but it doesn’t appear to go all the way through. I may try to resaw the piece or just keep planing it until the check goes away.

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures: http://spadfest.rcspads.com/thumbnails.php?album=135

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#6 posted 10-19-2009 04:34 AM

I agree with Jim, that is a bargain. I just bought some about a month ago. 100 bf of walnut ran me $300.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#7 posted 10-19-2009 04:44 AM

Nice Fine

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#8 posted 10-19-2009 06:02 AM

Great find at a super price… are you near Jefferson City I know a sawyer in that area that sell kiln dry hardwood at 2 to 2.50 bld. ft. Blkcherry

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#9 posted 10-19-2009 11:57 AM

Hey Chunk, that stuff is too dirty to mess with. I’ll come by and clean up that mess so you can keep your shop clean.

-- Carpenter assembles with hands, Designer builds with brains, Artist creates with heart!

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#10 posted 10-19-2009 07:18 PM

don’t forget to cut the pith out. I’ve got a bunch that looks very similar to what you’ve got, but removing the pith is important. that is pretty stuff.

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#11 posted 10-19-2009 07:22 PM

Jefferson City is pretty close to the center of Iowa. I’m in the far north west corner. However, I’m not opposed to driving a couple of hours + to get what I need. Actually, up here you almost have to drive a while to get anywhere. lol

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures: http://spadfest.rcspads.com/thumbnails.php?album=135

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#12 posted 10-19-2009 07:23 PM

Papadan: Can you use my tools too? lol

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures: http://spadfest.rcspads.com/thumbnails.php?album=135

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#13 posted 10-20-2009 07:16 PM

Location: Promise City, IA
Phone: 516-982-4770
Category: Lumber
Sale Type: Private Sale
Name: Robert Jorgensen I’ve talk with Bob but it a 7 hr. trip one way, It would be well worth a call,his stock is kiln dry and price well blow market price. He was sell in QS Oak at 2.25 bd. ft. if you purchase l00 bd. ft. His walnut was price at 3.00. Oh I had the wrong city as you may have notice maybe this is closer to you…good luck Blkcherry

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#14 posted 10-20-2009 07:32 PM

That’s about a 5 hr + drive for me. But if he has what you need, then it’s well worth trip. Especially if you can get someone tag along.

Thanks for the information, I’ll be sure to call bob in the future.

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures: http://spadfest.rcspads.com/thumbnails.php?album=135

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#15 posted 10-20-2009 09:23 PM

please please please do something nice with that pretty piece you planed. if you didnt want to get all nakashima you could always reinforce it from the bottom/back so that it wouldnt split. its just too good to break up!

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