Fundraiser for Lumberjocks #2: Bastogne Walnut blank photo

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Blog entry by EricRFP posted 01-31-2010 05:00 AM 2067 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Upcoming fundraiser for Lumberjocks Part 2 of Fundraiser for Lumberjocks series Part 3: Lot of 20 figured/burl pen blanks for auction »

Here is a photo of the Bastogne Walnut blank that will be in one of the auctions. Bastogne Walnut is a rare wood that is more dense and stronger than Black, English or Claro It is a cross between Black or Claro and English. It is a highly prized wood for gunstocks.


This piece is 10”x10”x2 7/8”. Amazing figure!!!! It will make for an amazing bowl or will be suitable for other woodworking projects if you are willing let it dry.

-- Eric, NorCal

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#1 posted 01-31-2010 05:09 AM

wow cool wood

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 01-31-2010 05:39 AM

Beautiful wood, just amazing. Man I’d like that to turn.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#3 posted 01-31-2010 05:53 AM

Mike. It will be up for bid so bid high and you’ll get that chance to turn this piece.

-- Eric, NorCal

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#4 posted 01-31-2010 06:10 AM

How will we know when and where it goes up for bid?

-- Chip ----------- 6:8

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#5 posted 01-31-2010 06:24 AM

Chip. Make sure you check back on the blog for any updates. I’ll check with Martin on the exact date but I’m thinking within the next week or two for sure. The auction will be on this site, most likely in the trade/swap forum. Thanks for the questions!!!!

-- Eric, NorCal

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#6 posted 01-31-2010 10:31 PM

A great looking piece of wood.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#7 posted 01-31-2010 10:35 PM

one question when you bid are you biding with shipping costs inclued or are they xtra

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#8 posted 02-01-2010 01:22 AM

Buyer will pay shipping. The pens and maybe the Bastogne Walnut blank along the the Redwood burl billet may fit into Priority flat rate boxes to make cost a simple fixed price. If something will not fit into a flat rate box, I’ll make it fairly easy to calculate the shipping cost for the bidders.

Thanks, Eric.

-- Eric, NorCal

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