I visited a local wood working acquaintance that I recently met yesterday. I met him at his farm and he showed me his astounding shop, home, library of magazines (some of which he wrote for for many years, e.g. FWW) and we got to mill some wood with his Lucas Mill. The particular log we were milling was Bastonge Walnut (AKA Paradox Walnut) which is a natural cross between California English Walnut and California Claro from what I understand, he said it’s the rarest of the Walnut species. Anyhow, he gave me some odd pieces that we cut that weren’t much good for him.
This guy has about five out buildings just stacked and stacked with wood. Some drying, some ready. And he said this is only one of his yards. (This guy has an OBSESSION!! the good kind) I quick snapped a picture of just one of the buildings we were in, and an old band saw that was sitting in there. If you’d like to look at some eye candy check out his website here. Or if you’re interested in buying some really cool, big, very figured and/or rare stuff his contact information is there.
Now, what does everyone see in this special stack of wood? He said there’s probably some good figure in there too.
-- Grant - N Dakota